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Anzac stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps which started in WWI and the landing at Gallipoli Cove where over 10,000 Anzacs were killed ,Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand is on the 25th of April the day of the landing at Gallipoli and is probably Australia and New Zealand's most important national occasion Anzac Day is now for all Australian and New Zealand Military Personnel from all wars
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Albert Jacka was born January 10 1893 at Layard near Winchelsea, Victoria the son of Nathaniel Jacka and Elizabeth Kettle. His family moved to Wedderburn, Victoria when he was five years old, where he attended the local school before working with his father as a haulage contractor. He was working for the Victorian State Forests Department at Heathcote, Victoria when the First World War started. NB: Victorian State Forests Department Pdf page 4
Albert enlisted on September 18 1914 in the A.I.F as Private 14th Battalion and trained at Broadmeadows, Victoria before embarking on December 22 1914 and Promoted Lance Corporal same date for Egypt for further training, and first combat in Gallipoli
The 14th Battallion landed at Gallipoli as part of the second wave but Albert volunteered to land as part of the first wave as an advanced party of the 14th to evacuate wounded. He later was posted to part of a trench network known as Courtney's Post, it was here he earned his VC and Australia's first
Go to Albert Jackas profile page to read more about this great Australian
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