Edmund Robinson JACK

Regimental number12/1014
Date of birth7 February 1894
Place of birthWhangarei
AddressHenderson, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 10"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinNorman Price Jack, Henderson, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in 15th Regiment, Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentWhangarei
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Regiment
FateKilled in Action 5 September 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsChunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial (Panel No 10), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Norman Price Jack and Mary Rebecca Anne Jack, 11 Bank Street, Mount Eden, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, hand), and admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, Gaba Tepe, 2 May 1915; discharged to light duty, 4 May 1915.

Admitted to New Zealand Field Ambulance, 10 May 1915 (wound of eyelid); discharged to unit, 12 May 1915.

Killed in action, 5 September 1915.

War service: 1 year 24 days (of which 335 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 18052355