Clement Belmore (Clem) JACKA


JACKA, Clement Belmore

Service Number: 3480
Enlisted: 16 February 1917, Melrose, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Melrose, South Australia, 20 May 1889
Home Town: Melrose, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: School of Mines
Occupation: Clerk & Brewer (Jacka Bros Melose Brewery)
Died: Died of Ilness (malaria), Port Said, Egypt, 16 October 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Port Said War Memorial Cemetery
Plot E, Grave 13,
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board (1), Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Melrose Memorial Institute Honour Roll, Melrose Roll of Honour, Melrose War Memorial, Port Germein War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3480, Melrose, South Australia
2 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3480, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3480, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
16 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 3480, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clement Belmore JACKA was born on 20th May, 1889 in Melrose, South Australia

His parents were Joseph Henry JACKA and Sarah Anne SLEE'

He enlisted on 27th February, 1917 with the Australian Army - he was with the 3rd Light Horse, 30th Reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on the ship Commonwealth on 2nd November, 1917'

Clement contracted malaria which brough on heart failure on 16th October, 1918


The Register News Pictorial, Adelaide, 16th October, 1930


JACKA.- A tribute of love and honour to the memory of my dear son, Trooper Clement Belmore Jacka, who died in the 14th A.G.H. Port Said on 16th October, 1918

"Twelve years today you passed away,

In memory a constant though

In heart a silent sorrow, Clem"

Inserted by his loving Mother.