Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
29/10/1884
Lieu de naissance:
Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Agriculteur

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
3105
Incorporation date:
20.11.1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 52nd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
26/09/1917
Lieu de décès:
Albania, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
32

Mémorial

Distinctions et médailles 3

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

Complément d'informations

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.

Sources 6

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