David Oran BACON


BACON, David Oran

Service Number: 801
Enlisted: 30 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Forbes, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Branxton, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Row M, Grave 12, Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 801, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 801, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 801, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Caroline Bacon

Brother of May Elizabeth Mercer nee Bacon of South Randwick, NSW, Alfred George Bacon who returned to Australia on 22 February 1917 having served with the 30th Battalion and Walter Francis Bacon who returned to Australia on 20 October 1918 having served with the 20th Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the school cadets