Phillip Island & District Historical Society

PIDHS stalwart wins Anzac Award

Last updated on 25-Apr-16

Congratulations to immediate past president of PIDHS John Jansson who today was awarded the Phillip Island Anzac Award for the amazing amount of research he has done on Phillip Island's WWI soldiers, and one nurse. He has traced about 100 servicemen and one woman who either left from Phillip Island, or came to live on Phillip Island after WWI. John has willingly shared his vast store of information with the community in displays in the society's museum and in joint exhibitions with the RSL. He is a true quiet achiever who is a thorough and sensitive researcher. Congratulations John! Well deserved!

Photo shows John at right with his beautiful award trophy, pictured with Col Anderson, AM retired, who was the main speaker at the 11 a.m. service where the award was presented in front of many hundreds of veterans, their families, and visitors