Fritz Johann Jacobson

AWM memorial panel 79

Alias Fricis Jakobson; Fritz Johanna

Born 24.05.1877

Place Vindava (Ventspils), Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Lutheran

Residence before arrival at Australia Served in the Russian Navy for 10 years

Arrived at Australia
from England
on 4.07.1912
per Newbridge
disembarked at Bunbury, WA

Residence before enlistment Dwellingup, Albany, WA

Occupation Sailor, farmer

service number 6042
enlisted 11.03.1916
POE Blackboy Hill, WA
unit 16th Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1917
final fate KIA 11.04.1917
memorial 26 Villers-Bretonneux, France

Naturalisation applied 1915


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Russian subjects enlisted in the AIF (digitised file) (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Roll of Honour (AWM)

Digitised Red Cross wounded and missing file (AWM)

Blog article



From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

The Latvian sailor and farmer Fritz Jacobson was twice denied naturalisation. He too was killed, at Bullecourt ...