Serial No. 2916
20th Battalion & 56th Battalion
Theodore Jack - Information
Theodore Jack was born in Hobart in 1893, and came to Campbelltown with his family settling on Queen St. When Theodore was older, he began working as a labourer in the Campbelltown area. At the age of 22, he joined the AIF in Warwick Farm on the 18th of August 1915.
After training, Theodore embarked Sydney on the HMAT Euripides on the 2nd of November 1915 as part of the 20th Battalion. He landed in Egypt in 1916, and was taken on strength to the 56th Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir. In June, Theodore was shipped to France from Alexandria. After fighting in the horrific conditions during the Battle of Fromelles, he was wounded on the 23rd of August receiving multiple gun shot wounds. He was hit in both of his legs, his left arm, foot, stomach and in his face. He was quickly transported to Calais and from there, evacuated to hospital in England. In October, he was admitted to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital in Dartford and then taken to Weymouth for convalescence. It was miraculous he survived. Theodore was unable to return to active service as a result of the gun shot wound to his ankle. Sent home, he sailed out of Portland on the 12th of November 1916 upon the HT Wiltshire. When Theodore reached Australia, he returned to his life on Queen St in Campbelltown.