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Herbert Edward JACOBS

Regimental number952
Place of birthBangor South Australia
AddressMurray Bridge, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, J F Jacobs, Wilmington, South Australia
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 13 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918

Military Medal

'On night 30th June, 1918 near MERRIS Driver JACOBS was placed in charge of three pack animals carrying rations to the front line. When nearing the forward positions the pack-mules came under heavy enemy artillery fire, two being killed and their Drivers wounded. Driver JACOBS in spite of continued artillery fire, extricated the wounded men from beneath their dead horses and helped them to safety, returning to his mules he succeeded at great personal risk in tasking the three loads of rations to the Company in the Line, making three trips under very trying circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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