|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Western Australia|
|Place of birth||Darling Range Quarries via Perth, Western Australia|
|School||State School, Midland Junction; Guildford Grammar School; Perth Modern School, Western Australia|
|Address||Darling Range Quarries via Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||18.7|
|Next of kin||Father, Charles Bacon, Darling Range Quarries via Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||21.11|
|Place of burial||Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row A, Grave No 8), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles and Eliza Bacon|
Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.
Wounded in action, 9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, face and mouth), and admitted to No 3 Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos; transferred to Lowland Casualty Clearing Station, 22 August 1915; to England, 26 August 1915, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 17 September 1915 (wound: slight).
Found guilty, 2 March 1916, of being drunk and disorderly, 1 March 1916: awarded 3 days' detention.
Admitted to St Peter Street Hospital, 7 March 1916; discharged13 April 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 38 days.
Fined 1.05./- for loss of kit, 7 June 1916.
Found guilty, 15 July 1916, of being absent from Reveille, 11 July, until Tattoo, 14 July 1916: awarded 144 hours' detention.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 4 August 1916 (tonsilitis).
Found guilty, 8 September 1916, of being absent without leave from 1.30 pm, 21 August, till 6 pm, 6 September 1916: awarded 17 days' detention, and forfeiture of 17 days' pay.
Admitted to !st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 5 Serptember 1916; discharged, 30 November 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease (gonorrhoea): 87 days.
Marched into 4th Training Bn, 30 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1916; rejoined 16th Bn, in the field, 22 December 1916.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 11 April 1917 (gun shot wound, face), and admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 12 April 1917; to 5th General Hospital, 18 April 1917 (ulcer, cornea); to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 22 May 1`917; to Base Depot, Havre, 3 June 1917;rejoined unit, in the field, 11 June 1917.
Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 6 August 1917 (gun shot wound, left foot), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 August 1917; transferred to 56th General Hospital, Etaples, 8 August 1917; to England, 11 August 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Stowbridge, 11 August 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 August 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 31 August 1917.
Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 23 November 1917.
Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 3 December 1917.
Found guilty, 24 December 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 19 December, till 1900, 23 December 1917: awarded forfeiture of 12 days' pay; total forfeiture: 16 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 27 December 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 31 December 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 April 1918.
Killed in action, 18 September 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BACON Arthur|