14/04/1916- Completed Application to Enlist & Preliminary Medical Examination Perth WA
19/04/1916- To 64 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
4/05/1916- To 16th Reinforcements 28th Battalion Blackboy Hill
10/10/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Suffolk ” bound for England
2/12/1916- Disembarked Plymouth ex Australia to 7th Training Battalion
28/12/1916- Proceeded Overseas 2nd Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone
9/01/1917- Joined 28th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
28/03/1917- Killed in Action France.

REPORTS OF SOLDIERS DEATH

Witness:- 5810- BRADY, Pte T, 28th Battalion, ” A ” Company, 1st Platoon – ” I saw him wounded at Lagnicourt. He was wounded in the stomach by a shrapnel pellet. I was a stretcher bearer at the time  and was taking him down to the Dressing Station, but he died before reaching there. We buried him at the Sunken Wood just outside Lagnicourt, but as we were relieved that day, we did not mark the Grave. I knew him very well, he was the only man of that name in the Company “.

Informant:- 5929- THORP, Pte. H.A.  28th Battalion, ” D ” Company – ” I knew Pte. JACOBSON  and saw him killed instantly at Warlencourt by small splinter through the heart.  He was a chum of mine , about 25 years of age , tall, slim, sallow complexion, clean shaven, married and I think lived in Bridgetown, and was a Wheelwright. I saw his grave in the open alongside the Sunken Road. There was a rough cross on the grave; it was an isolated grave.  Pte. SHELTON, 28th Battalion helped to bury him “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 49938

Victory Medal – No. 49298

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 314359

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Bridgetown War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 113

Villers Brettoneux Memorial France.