Charles Jacobsen

AWM memorial panel 153

Alias Jacobson

Born 17.12.1882

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Wesleyan

Father Jacob Jacobsen

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 04.1903
per Jessie Osborn
disembarked at Fremantle, WA

Residence before enlistment Western Australia, Fremantle, Perth

Occupation 1907 labourer, 1915 carter & kangaroo shooter

service number 953
enlisted 14.05.1915
POE Blackboy Hill, WA
unit 28th Battalion, 51st Battalion
rank Private
place Gallipoli, 1915
casualties WIA 1915
final fate DOW 12.05.1916
cemetery 9 Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

Naturalisation 1907


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (Jacobson)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

A number of Russians did remain in Egypt and Palestine, though -- some of them forever. Charles Jacobsen from Riga was one. A strong man, scarred with stab-wounds, who had made a living in Western Australia carting and kangaroo-shooting, Jacobsen got a head-wound at Gallipoli at the very end of the campaign. Although he recovered in Egypt, his wound re-opened just before he was due to leave for the Western Front, and he died from a cerebral abscess.