Jack Edmondson

Jack Edmondson

Jack Edmondson sculpts limestone for a living but also has a passion for music.

He possesses an uncanny ability to compose melodies that both bring happiness and sorrow simultaneously, taking inspiration from nature as well as life experiences in general. The result of his efforts has been an EP entitled Invasive Exotica that captures listeners’ ears.

Early Life and Education

Jack was raised on a rural New South Wales farm, where he gained an immense respect for nature and an ethical approach to life. He loved animals, reading, traveling and listening to people’s stories – he believed strongly in music’s power to heal others as well as bring happiness.

On 27 September 1941 at Admiralty House in Sydney, he received the Victoria Cross, which is the highest military award available within Commonwealth countries and became the first Australian ever to do so in World War II.

He was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Affordable Housing Corporation, working in low-income housing. Additionally, he advocated on behalf of people from all backgrounds. Furthermore, he belonged to River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation and Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace.

Professional Career

Jack Edmondson serves as Assistant Coach for Holmes Community College baseball team. He provides outfielder and hitting instruction. Previously he held this role at East Central Community College.

He holds both CFA charter and an MBA with distinction from Oxford University’s Endowment Management office, where he worked across geographies and asset classes. Prior to that he held positions at Merrill Lynch and Exponent Private Equity; McKinsey & Company had him as a consultant.

Velma epitomized the spirit of Dell Rapids through her service to others, devotion to family, faith and unwavering pursuit of personal excellence. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her – particularly Jack, their children, grandchildren and extended family members.

Achievement and Honors

Jack Edmondson has been honored with inclusion on the 2022 SWAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, an award given to student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Additionally, Edmondson has made numerous GNCC Athletics All-State teams during his career.

NX15705. This collection contains a telegram sent by Minister for the Army Percy Claude Spender to Joseph William Edmondson to notify him of his son’s posthumous Victoria Cross (VC) award, along with 19 condolence letters sent by relatives, friends and colleagues including teachers at Hurlstone Agricultural High School as well as civic, ecclesiastical dignitaries as well as clubs and societies.

John Hurst Edmondson was honored with a VC rest area and public clock tower being dedicated in Wagga Wagga, Australia as well as being featured on its Walk of Honour and with memorials at Kapooka Army Recruit Training Base near Canberra; his medals can also be found displayed at the Australian War Memorial.

Personal Life

The Australian War Memorial holds an extensive collection of private records related to Corporal John Hurst ‘Jack’ Edmondson VC. These include diaries kept by his mother, condolence letters from condolence recipients and an album created by his wife after her son died at Tobruk.

He joined the 4th Battalion Militia in 1939, receiving training at Ingleburn and Bathurst before being promoted to corporal. On 19 October 1940 he embarked from Sydney and joined the 2/17th Infantry Battalion of 9th Division’s 9th Infantry Battalion located in the Middle East.

German mortars and cannon continued pounding into 16 Platoon’s outpost while their machine guns sent burst after burst over their defenders’ heads, prompting their commander, Lieutenant Franklin Austin Mackell, to stand up and issue new orders.

Net Worth

He was a retired high school teacher who had worked for Gulf Coast Educators FCU. Additionally, he was a member of South Main Baptist Church in Pasadena as well as being active with American Legion and Gulf Coast Veterans Administration Auxiliary.

Edmondson was an exceptionally skilled trombonist who regularly performed with bands including Herbie Harper’s, Perez Prado’s, and Harry James’ bands as well as performing studio work on scores for films and television programs.

Jack is an accomplished investor who previously held positions with Oxford University’s Endowment Management office (OUEM Ltd). Here he managed investments across geographies and asset classes for long-term growth of capital at Oxford.

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