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Arthur BACON

Regimental number2287
Date of birth24 September 1896
Place of birthWestern Australia
Place of birthDarling Range Quarries via Perth, Western Australia
SchoolState School, Midland Junction; Guildford Grammar School; Perth Modern School, Western Australia
OccupationFarm hand
AddressDarling Range Quarries via Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.7
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Bacon, Darling Range Quarries via Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records21.11
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row A, Grave No 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Eliza Bacon
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, BACON Arthur

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