Jack JARMAN

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JARMAN, Jack

Service Number: 1138
Enlisted: 1 July 1911
Last Rank: Able Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS AE1 (Submarine)
Born: Dookie, Victoria, 11 June 1893
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Drowned (accidental sinking), St George's Channel, Papua New Guinea, 14 September 1914, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
No known grave - At sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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1 Jul 1911: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy
14 Sep 1914: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, SN 1138, HMAS AE1 (Submarine), German New Guinea

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1138 Able Seaman Jack Jarman, HMAS AE1, of St Kilda, Vic, and a young woman, believed to be his sister. Jarman enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy in July 1911 and became a crew member of the Royal Australian Navy's first submarine, AE1, in February 1914. On 14 September 1914, while patrolling the coast of New Britain, AE1 was lost. It is presumed that it struck a reef and sunk. Able Seaman Jarman was 21 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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