Jack Frost’s great great uncle Albert Arthur Treglown (‘Artie’ / ‘Treggie’) was a player and Captain of the Port Melbourne Football Club before his enlistment in the Australian Imperial Forces during World War 1.
Artie was killed in the Battle of Bullecourt on 3 May 1917 and in honour of his sacrifice Jack will be riding in the upcoming ‘Tour de Legacy’ – 900kms from London to Villers-Bretonneux – from 3-10 November 2018 to attend the Centenary commemoration of the WW1 Armistice on Remembrance Day; and to place a poppy next to Artie’s name on the Australian National Memorial in the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.
Tour de Legacy was first launched in 2013 by a group of passionate and determined Adelaide cyclists, in conjunction with the Legacy Club of Adelaide. The first two rides involved the likes of cycling superstars, Stuart O’Grady and Patrick Jonker.
2018 marks the final year of the ANZAC Centenary.
To commemorate, the Legacy Club of Adelaide will be leading a group of 20-30 cyclists through the infamous battlefields of the Western Front in Belgium and France, beginning with a royal send-off in London. The group will ride 900km over 8 days before attending the Centenary Memorial Service at Villers-Bretonneux on Remembrance Day, November 11 2018.
Jack’s family has a long and strong connection with Port Melbourne and the military.
Jack’s father Ron was ‘born and bred’ in Port Melbourne, with Jack himself spending 33 years in the Royal Australian Air Force having served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Port Melbourne Football Club are delighted to be supporting Jack in his upcoming ride, and encourage our members and support to do the same via a tax deductible donation.
FOR MORE INFO on Tour de Legacy, visit the following link: https://tourdelegacy.com.au/
TO MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION to this great cause, click HERE.