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Regimental number1856
Place of birthYork England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPalmwoods, Buderim Mountain, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, John Joseph Jakeman, Clifton Hotel, Islington, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'On the 4th/5th October, 1917, during operations at ZONNEBEKE, Private Andrew JAKEMAN, runner, for 48 consecutive hours carried messages from the front line to Battalion Headquarters through heavy enemy shell fire, rain, and mud without sleep or rest. After this period, although practically exhausted, he gallantly volunteered to take the place of a comrade who was put out of action by shell shock, and continued to carry messages. On one occasion he carried an extremely urgent message through a hurricane barrage without hesitation. This man also displayed great courage as a guide during gas bombardments at MESSINES, and in carrying a wounded Officer during WARNETON Operations through a heavy barrage to safety. The spontaneity of response to any call for duty from this man, his courage and devotion to duty, are worthy of the reward
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1857 Pte Percy JAKEMAN, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 September 1964
Place of burialBuderim Cemetery

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