Jorgan Christian Jensen ["Tales of the V.C."], item 1
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Tales of the V.C.
No. 2389 Pte. JORGAN CHRISTIAN JENSEN
..Date stamp on the left side dated 5 JAN 1918.
Tales of the V.C.[handwritten]
No 2389 Pte. JORGAN CHRISTIAN JENSEN
Aus Imp. Force.
Private Jensen of the Australian Imperial Force,was
awarded the Victoria Cross for the most conspicuous bravery
and initiative during the course of an attack upon a
German position in France. He is a British subject
by naturalization, but was born in Denmark, and is
probably the first Dane to win that honour. He gave a
practical demonstration of his sympathies with the Entente cause by enlisting in an
His battalion took part in a British advance in
April 1917, and the company to which Pte. Jensen
was attached was in the second line of attack.
The first wave met with a stout resistance from
the German defenders, and Pte. Jensen, growing
impatient at the delay, dashed forward boldly
without waiting for the rest of the line.
He reached and passed through the first wave,
shouting at the same time to his comrades to
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