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David Jacka


2nd Field Company Engineers

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Military Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus X holl. Purpurescens
  • Planted By: Hon .Alex. Bell
  • Plaque: 1557

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David Jacka was a single 21 year old coachbuilder and carpenter at the time of his enlistment on the 3d of September 1914. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on the 21st of October 1914. On the 15th of May 1917, David was promoted to Second Corporal, and on the 1st of October he was promoted to Corporal.
On the 4th of October 1917 he was wounded in action and invalided to England on the 11th of October. He was admitted to Bath War Hospital with a gunshot wound to his back and contusions on his legs.
David was awarded the Military Medal on the 11th of October.
He was discharged as medically unfit on the 25th of November 1918 due to the gunshot wound to his spine.

Tree No. 1557

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour