Tom Robin JACK

Regimental number776
Date of birth--/12/1890
Place of birthNormanton Queensland
OccupationSugar Chemist
AddressDunn Side, Eagle Junction, near Brisbane
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Minnie Stewart Jack, Dunn Side, Eagle Junction, near Brisbane
Enlistment date16 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 12th MG Coy
Promotion date: 19 August 1916


Unit: 4 MG Btn
Promotion date: 29 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although he had been twice buried by shell fire, he proceeded through an intense hostile barrage to the front line, which had been temporarily thrown into confusion, and at once reorganized the line under very great difficulties and at great personal risk. By his excellent example he has restored the moral of the front line troops, and undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of two machine guns. When an outpost line had been overrun by the enemy he brought his guns into action, performing fine service, and covering the withdrawal of the infantry. He remained in action until surrounded on three sides, when he brought his guns safely back to a position where he was able to come into action again. Throughout the operations he set a splendid example of coolness to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal