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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

Australian Regiment.

  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

come on.

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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

Australian Regiment.

  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

come on.


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  • October 21, 2018 20:12:14 Sarika Jain

    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

    Australian Regiment.

      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

    come on.

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January 5, 1918 – January 5, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Prisoners of War
  • Propaganda
  • Remembrance
  • Trench Life



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