John Fullerton (Jack) AARONS


AARONS, John Fullerton

Service Number: 2868
Enlisted: 10 July 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Orange, New South Wales, January 1882
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Public School
Occupation: Storeman
Died: Died of wounds, Messines, France, 11 July 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Plot I, Row T, Grave No. 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boan & Bros., Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2868, 51st Infantry Battalion, Perth, Western Australia
9 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2868, 51st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2868, 51st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle
11 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2868, 16th Infantry Battalion, Warneton

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Brother of: Captain Daniel Sidney Aarons (/explore/people/197694) MC & Bar, also of the 16th Battalion, who was discharged on 3 April 1920


Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born 1892 in Orange, New South Wales

Father Solomon Aarons and Mother Annie Aarons lived in Orange, NSW.

Sister: Mrs R Rolomon, Waterloo Street, Glenelg, South Australia

Wife: Mrs Marion Aarons, 6 King's Road, Subiaco, Western Australia

Brother in service:
Captain Daniel Sidney AARONS MC & Bar - 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: 01/08/1885 in Donald, Victoria
25/10/1915  enlisted into WWI
01/04/1916  embarked Fremantle, Western Australia, onboard HMAT A38 Ulysses
                   as a 2nd Lieutenant with 15th reinforcements, 16th Battalion
09/09/1916  promoted to Lieutenant with 16th Infantry Battalion
11/07/1917  promoted to Captain with 16th Infantry Battalion
06/06/1919  returned to Australia
03/04/1920  discharged from service


John was described on enlisting as 34 years 8 months of age; married; 5' 5 3/4" tall;
139 lbs; fresh complexion; brown eyes; brown hair; Jewish

10/07/1916  enlisted into WWI in Perth, WA

01/11/1916  appointed to 7th reinforcements, 51st Battalion, Blakboy Hill Camp

09/11/1916  embarked Fremantle, WA, onboard HMAT A8 Argyllshire
                   as a Private with 7th reinforcements, 51st Battalion
10/01/1917  disembarked into Devonport, England

08/03/1917  marched out to 4th Training Battalion, Codford, England

10/04/1917  proceeded overseas to France, ex Folkestone

11/04/1917  taken on strength 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France

30/04/1917  John was transferred to the 16th Infantry Battalion, in which his younger
                   brother, 2nd Lieutenant Daniel Sidney Aarons, also served

11/07/1917  Shell fragment to head, received in action
                   admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Messines, France
                   died of wounds

He was buried in a grave nearby the Casualty Clearing Station, and his brother Captain
Daniel Sidney Aarons MC & Bar ensured that a Star of David cross was placed on it.

buried in:      Trois-Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
                    Plot I, Row T, Grave 4

His name is commemorated on Panel 78 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Medals:        British War medal (53241) and  Victory medal (52481)
                   Memorial Plaque and Scroll (327412)

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  30/04/2017.  Lest we forget.