Benjamin Douglas JACK

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JACK, Benjamin Douglas

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 24 August 1914
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carlton, Victoria, 5 December 1893
Home Town: Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne University
Occupation: Student
Died: Shell blast, Gentelles, France, 9 April 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Gentelles Communal Cemetery
Grave Ref. 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, St Martins Hawksburn HB
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1
21 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 5th Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
1 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion
5 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW ankle
17 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 57th Infantry Battalion
20 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 54th Infantry Battalion
16 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Captain, 54th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 54th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), GSW right leg
9 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 54th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Benjamin Douglas JACK was born on 5th December, 1893 in Carlton, Victoria

His parents were Benjamin James JACK and Sarah DOUGLAS

He enlisted on 24th August, 1914 as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 5th Battalion

He had previous service for 5 years with the Senior Cadets and 2 years as Lieutenant with 46 area Senior Cadets and 14 months as 2nd Lieutenant with the 49th Infantry

He was Killed in Action on 9th April, 1918 - rank Major

He is buried in Gentelles Communal Cemetery in France, Grave Ref. 14

 

 

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