Jack Henry SALT

SALT, Jack Henry

Service Number: 1752
Enlisted: 28 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Merino, Victoria, Australia, 14 October 1897
Home Town: Talbot, Central Goldfields, Victoria
Schooling: Caralulup State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Cerebro spinal meningitis, Albany, Western Australia, 7 May 1916, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Albany Public Cemetery (Old), Western Australia
Portion Church of England, Grave No. 846. Commemorated on Caralulup State School Roll of Honor
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Talbot Caralulup State School Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1752, 58th Infantry Battalion
4 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 1752, 58th Infantry Battalion
4 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 1752, 58th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Jack Henry Salt left Melbourne on the 4 April 1916 with the 58th Battalion. He was taken off the ship a week later in Albany W.A., very ill with cerebro spinal meningitis. He was put into quarantine in intensive care but died on the 7 May 1916 and buried in the Albany Cemetery.

His older brother, 1692 Pte. Ernest Talbot Salt 60th Battalion was killed in action at Flers 27 November 1916, aged 22.

They were the sons of John and Louisa Ann Salt, of Geelong, Victoria. They had eight other children who were lucky enough to live long lives.