|The Grave of Captain Albert Jacka VC, St Kilda Cemetery, Melbourne, October 2013. Photograph Jim Claven|
The 22 year old Albert was awarded the Victoria Cross for his brave actions at Courtney's Post, Gallipoli, on 19 May 1915. This was the first VC to be awarded to the AIF in the First World War – and would be only the first of Jacka’s military decorations.
|The view to the Turkish lines from Courtney's Post, Gallipoli peninsula. 1915. AWM image|
|2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Turks Head Peninsula, Lemnos. 1915. AWM image|
The already famous Jacka was photographed on Lemnos, outside his tent – which is reproduced below.
|HMAT Euripides photograph with signatures of Anzac soldiers who sailed on her back to Australia in 1919, including Albert Jacka. AWM image|
|Post war peace bonds poster from South Australia. 1918-19. AWM image.|
|Drawing of Albert Jacka as Mayor of St Kilda. AWM image.|
Albert Jacka is one of the strong links between Melbourne's City of Port Phillip, Lemnos and Anzac. Not only did he depart for Lemnos and Gallipoli from the wharves of Port Melbourne, but when he returned to Australia after the war he would become one of the most memorable civic leaders of the City of St Kilda, a precursor municipality of Port Phillip.