Army Number : 14709
Battalion : 12th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born at Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Bacon, of King Street, Creswell, Derbyshire. Enlisted September 1914 at Creswell. He went to France 27th August 1915 and was killed in action 27th March 1918, aged 23, whilst in the line near Vrely, France.
Buried/Commemorated : Pozieres Memorial, France. Panel 52 to 54.
Lance Corporal John William Bacon is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Creswell War Memorial, Creswell, Derbyshire.