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Jacob Elliott DECKER

Regimental number882
Place of birthWarragul, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSchool Hill, Warragul, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Decker, Warragul, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4092 Lance Corporal Albert DECKER, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 9 October 1917; 431 Corporal William DECKER, 46th Bn, returned to Austalia, 23 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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