John Alfred Charles JACOBSON

Regimental number376
Place of birthWaratah New South Wales
AddressDawson Street, Waratah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth S Jacobson, Dawson Street, Waratah, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 14, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations in the vicinity of PERONNE on 1st and 2nd September, 1918, this N.C.O. rendered invaluable assistance by manipulating his guns under fire with such coolness and daring that he was enabled to inflict heavy casualties on the enemy at a critical stage of the advance. His consistent courage and devotion to duty inspired the men under him throughout the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal