Jack Hiram JOB

Badge Number: S7987, Sub Branch: St Peters

JOB, Jack Hiram

Service Number: 1598
Enlisted: 7 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Crystal Brook, South Australia, February 1893
Home Town: Rose Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Springbank, South Australia, 23 July 1954
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Section: KO, Road: 4, Site No: 49
Memorials: Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, Tusmore Burnside District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1598, Oaklands, South Australia
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1598, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1598, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
17 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1598, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1598, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
9 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Oct 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1598, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Saint Ignatius' College

Jack Hiram Job was born in 1893, in Crystal Brook, SA. His address was Alexandra Avenue, Rose Park, SA. His height was 5’8.5 and he weighed 147 Ibs or approximately 66 kilograms. Before Jack enlisted in the war he was a labourer, and his marital status was single. His religious belief was a Protestant and his next of kin was his father, William Job who he also lived with.


On the 7th of January, 1915 Jack enlisted for the war. He enlisted in Oaklands SA. Jack was at the age of 22 when he enlisted. He also had no previous military service before the war. Once being appointed to the third reinforcement of the 10th Battalion he was assigned a regimental number of 1598. Jack’s rank on enlistment was Private. On enlistment Jack’s physical features were: brown eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion.


Once Jack had been enlisted he set out for Melbourne on board the HMAT A54 Runic on the 19th of February 1915. Then he was transferred to Egypt to get some military training. He arrived at Gallipoli on 17th June 1915. He stayed there for two months, before being evacuated to Malta with influenza (also recorded as bronchitis) on 16th August 1915. In September he was sent to England.

He was then found guilty, on the 3rd of  January 1916, of being absent without leave, from 28 December 1915-3 January 1916. As a consequence, he was  awarded 168 hours' detention and forfeited 7 days' pay; forfeited a total of 14 days' pay.

Jack was then transferred to France to fight on the Western Front and remained in France.


Succeeding this he was discharged from Montevideo Camp, Weymouth, on the 17th of May 1916, to re-join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. He was then debited 1/10d for loss of kit, on the 17th of June 1916. Hearched out and joined Entrenching Battalion, in Etaples, on the 20th of June 1916; then he joined the 10th Battalion, 30 July 1916.


A month Jack was wounded in action, on the 22nd of August 1916 (gunshot wound, hand) and admitted to the 26th General Hospital, Etaples. On the 23rd of August 1916 he was discharged from 29th Division Rest Station to unit. On the 31st of August 1916, he re-joined his unit in the field, on the 1st of October 1916. He was wounded twice more: in the head on 8th April 1917 nd in the back on 8th January 1918. This third wound required him to be sent to Harefield Hospital in England. From there he was sent home on the 16th of March 1918. He was medically discharged on 23rd Otober 1918.


Jack Hiram Job came back from war on the 16th of March 1918 and lived his life happily until he died of natural causes on the 23rd of July 1954. He was for some time after the war licensee (with Spencer Roy Job, perhaps his brother) of the Barrier Hotel in Port Pirie.

ANZAC spirit


Jack Hiram Job showed ANZAC Spirit throughout World War One on many occasions. One example of him showing ANZAC Spirit would be, when he was continuously wounded, but he kept fighting even though he had wounds to the spine, head and hand. Another simple example of him showing ANZAC Spirit was when he enlisted in the first place, as no one forced him to, although he would have been influenced by his friends/family. Jack also had some promotions because of these reasons and also for being an outstanding soldier.