|Place of birth||Raywood, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||64 Newell Street, Footscray, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, Robert Bacon, 64 Newell Street, Footscray, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (registered 'out of area')|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/18/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 30 June 1915. Taken on strength, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 27 January 1917.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||3rd Battle of Ypres, Belgium|
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No 3), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 27 September 1915; failed to re-embark at Fremantle, and posted as a deserter, 7 October 1915. [No details recorded of re-embarkation and disembarkation in Egypt.]
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia from Detention Barracks, 4 January 1916; discharged, 19 February 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 16 days.
Transferred to 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 11 March 1916; appointed Driver and posted to No 3 Section, 19 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.
Mustered Gunner at own request, 19 September 1916.
Transferred to 22nd Field Artillery Brigade, 20 September 1916, and posted to 19th Battery.
Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, and posted to 11th Battery, 27 January 1917.
Wounded in action, 7 May 1917 (gun shot wound, head), admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 7 May 1917, and admitted same day to 26th General Hospital, Etaples. Discharged to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 12 May 1917; rejoined 11th Battery, in the field, 10 June 1917.
Found guilty,, 19 July 1917, of coduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he failed to attend an ordered parade, 9 July 1917: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 10 days' pay.
Transferred to 10th Battery, 19 July 1917.
Killed in action, 31 July 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BACON William Wallace|