Friends of St Kilda Cemetery

The Friends of St Kilda Cemetery are a not-for-profit community group working actively with Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust, the administrators of St Kilda Cemetery.

Albert Jacka Commemoration Service

Written by Elizabeth Hore. Posted in

Sunday 15 January 2017 at 2.oopm

As in previous years, there will be a combined commemoration service to honour Albert Jacka, VC, MC & Bar.

 

This is a City of Port Phillip event.jacka

 

Jacka was the first member of the AIF to be awarded the Victoria Cross in WW1, the highest decoration for gallantry “in the face of the enemy” that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.

 

He is also acknowledged for his service to the City of St Kilda as councillor and mayor.

Did you know - the remains of three victims from the fever ship “Glen Huntly” were removed from Point Ormond and reburied in St Kilda Cemetery in 1898.

Did you know - that Major General Sir John Hoad, the Australian Army’s second Chief of the General Staff, started his working career as a teacher. His last teaching position was at Brighton Road State School no.1479, St Kilda.

Did you know - that on 27 August 1890 in the St Kilda Cemetery a memorial was unveiled to honour the early pioneers who had come out in the ship ‘Glen Huntly’.

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