Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
29/10/1884
Geboorteplaats:
Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australië

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Landbouwer

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Australië
Strijdmacht:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
3105
Dienstneming datum:
20.11.1916
Dienstneming plaats:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australië
Eenheden:
 —  Australian Infantry, 52nd Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
26/09/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Albania, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
32

Gedenkplaats

Onderscheidingen en medailles 3

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

Extra informatie

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.

Bronnen 6

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