|Albert Jacka's grave, St Kilda Cemetery. Photo Jim Claven 2015|
Captain Albert Jacka was Australia's first Victoria Cross recipient and a highly decorated soldier. Importantly for our Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, Albert served on Lemnos as part of his participation in the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. The famous photo below shows Albert on Lemnos. To read more about Albert and his connection to Lemnos click here.
To honour Albert and his connection to Lemnos, our Committee will be laying a wreath during this coming service.
|Albert Jacka on Lemnos, August 1915. AWM|
Members of our Committee will take the opportunity to visit their graves and pay our respects at the conclusion of the Albert Jacka Service.
|Daley-Lawrence grave, St Kilda Cemetery. Photo Jim Claven 2015|
- 2pm - St Kilda Cemetery, Dandenong Road, St Kilda - Wreath-laying and address by Keith Payne VC AM. Keith Payne is an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross awarded due to his actions
during the Vietnam War. He is the last living Australian recipient of the original "Imperial" Victoria Cross.
- 3-4.30pm - St Kilda Town Hall, Cnr Brighton Rd & Carlisle St, Portico Entrance (enter off Brighton Road) - Afternoon Tea and Presentation by special guests Doug Baird & Keith Payne VC AM. Doug is the father of the late Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG, the first Australian Commando to be awarded a Victoria Cross and the first posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee