Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
29/10/1884
Geburtsort:
Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Landwirt

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
3105
Einberufung datum:
20.11.1916
Einberufung ort:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 52nd Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
26/09/1917
Sterbeort:
Albania, Belgien
Todesursache:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Alter:
32

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Zusätzliche Informationen

Private John Akers ( 52nd Bn., 13rd Australian Brigade, 4th Australian Division ) was killed in action on the 26th of September 1917, the day that marks the beginning of the Battle of Polygon Wood.
The divisions of the Anzac Corps that were located southwest of the centre of Zonnebeke were the 4th and 5th Australian Divisions. The jumping off line was J.3.a.5.9. – J.9.b.5.7 – J.9.d.0.4.. The 5th Australian Division was positioned on the right and they were assigned to take over Polygon Wood. The 4th Australian Division was positioned on the left and attacked with the 4th and 13th Australian Brigades, respectively located on the right and the left in between the divisional borders. The main goal of the 13th Brigade was to seize Brick Yard ( D.28.a.0.0. )
Both divisions were successful in obtaining the two objectives ; the Red Line and the Blue Line ; and consolidating those lines.
Due to some inaccurate information concerning the division and brigade to which the 52nd battalion belonged, it’s difficult to determine were private Akers exactly fell on the 26st of September. Nonetheless, we presume that he fell between Albania Farm and Brick Yard. He is remembered at the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.

Quellen 6

" The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account ", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 85, 87-89.
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Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk
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Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/people/roll-search/all/?preferred_name=akers&service_number=3105&unit=&conflict=0&op=Search
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1597330/AKERS,%20JOHN
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The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/order-of-battle-of-divisions/
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War Diary Australian Infantry, 52nd Bn.
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RCDIG1000549/
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