The AIF Project

Victor Jacob JACOBSEN

Regimental number2623
Place of birthClifton, Queensland
SchoolQuinalow State School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMt Bismark via Jondaryan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, Martin Jacobsen, Mt Bismark via Jondaryan, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23-26 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death18.10
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Special Memorial 6), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Martin and Kate JACOBSEN, Maclagan, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 12th Bn, Railhead, Egypt, 1 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Reported missing, 23-26 July 1916.

Subsequently, 6 March 1917, listed as 'Killed in action, 23-26 July 1916.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Mt Bismark via Jondaryne.
SourcesNAA: B2455, JACOBSEN Victor Jacob

Print format