The AIF Project

Jack WEARE

Regimental number6114
Place of birthRockhampton Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDairyman
AddressAtherton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Weare, Atherton via Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 7th October, 1917, Pte. WEARE was engaged in taking rations to the front line. The pack horse of which he was in charge fell into shell holes and became bogged on five occasions throughout the journey. Notwithstanding the fact that he was under very heavy artillery fire he stayed by his horse and with the utmost gallantry got horse and rations safely on the track. Owing to his coolness and courage the necessary rations were delivered and the horse safely returned to the transport lines. This soldier set a fine example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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