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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Albert Jacka VC Commemorations St Kilda Cemetery - Sunday 17 January 2015

Photo Jim Claven 2015

Today I had the pleasure along with other members of the Committee of attending the commemorative service for Captain Albert Jacka, VC, MC and Bar.
This was held on the 84th anniversary of his death on 17th January 1932.
The service was conducted by the City of Port Phillip, with the involvement among others of the RSL Vic Branch, 14th Battalion Association, Jacka's Mob Association, the St Kilda Army and Navy Club, the Hon Michael Danby MP for Melbourne Ports and many members of Albert Jacka's family.
One of the features of today's commemoration was the playing of an original 14th Battalion bugle.
It was significant that the program for the event reproduced the picture taken of Albert Jacka while he was on Lemnos in 1915.

Along with myself, Lambis Englezos, George Petrou and Ange Kenos attended the service.
Not far from Albert Jacka's grave is the joint grave of Nurse Clarice Daley and Sergeant Ernest Lawrence. Clarice and Ernest were the two Anzacs who were famously married on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign. Some of us took the opportunity to visit their grave during the Jacka commemoration. It would be good if a short ceremony at this grave site could be included in future Lemnos Gallipoli commemorations.
Below are some photos I took of the service:
Photo Jim Claven 2015
Photo Jim Claven 2015

Photo Jim Claven 2015
Photo Jim Claven 2015
Photo Jim Claven 2015

Original 14th Battalion bugle. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Detail from original 14th Battalion bugle. Photo Jim Claven 2015

Committee member Ange Kenos at the grave of Lemnos' Nurse Clarice Daley and Sergeant Ernest Lawrence. Photo Jim Claven 2015
Photo Jim Claven 2015
Thanks to Lambis to alerting us to this event.

Jim Claven 
Secretary 
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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