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Alfred JACKSON

Regimental number753
Place of birthAldershot, Hants., England
True NameLITTLE, Henry
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Charles Jackson, Chancery Lane, London, England
Previous military serviceCape Mounted Rifles (4 years)
Enlistment date5 October 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Cemetery Details states LITTLE as true family name
Place of burialTidworth Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 221A), North Tidworth, Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915.

Found guilty, 18 January 1916, of being absent without leave, 17 January 1916: awarded 5 days' confined to barracks, and forfeits 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 15 March 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from 0630 hours, 31 January 1916, until 0630 hours, 1 February 1916; (2) being absent without leave from 0845 hours, 1 February 1916, until 0630 hours, 2 February 1916: awarded 4 days' detention, and total forfeiture of 8 days' pay.

Transferred to 47th Bn, 3 March 1916; taken on strength of 47th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 11 March 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 18th Australian Depot of Supply Unit, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Found guilty, no date stated, of being absent without leave from 2130 hours, 18 March 1916, until 1330 hours, 19 March 1916: award, forfeits 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 3 May 1916, of (1) drunkenness; (2) causing a disturbance in camp; (3) insolence, and disobedience of a NCO: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 10 June 1916.

Found guilty, 15 June 1916, of being absent from unit at 1330 hours, until reporting at 2100 hours: awarded 14 days' confined to camp, and forfeits 1 day's pay by Royal Warrant.

Admitted to No 12 General Hospital, Camiers, 20 August 1916 (venereal disease); transferred to No 18 General Hospital, Camiers, 22 August 1916; discharged to duty, 6 September 1916, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 18 days.

Rejoined unit, 23 October 1916.

Struck off strength of 18th Australian Depot Unit of Supply, 18 November 1916.

Taken on strength of 26th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 9 December 1916, and appointed Driver the same day.

Found guilty, 11 March 1917, of while of active service, insolence to his superior officer: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 7 Australian Field Ambulance, 16 May 1917 (bullet wound); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 15 May 1917; discharged, 25 May 1917; rejoined unit, 29 May 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 4th Australian Division Transport Headquarters, 6 August 1917 (excess driver); detached to 26th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 6 April 1917.

Admitted to No 2 London General Hospital while on leave, 24 August 1917; discharged, 3 September 1917, and proceeded to France.

On leave to United Kingdom, 30 August 1917; transferred to, and taken on strength of 26th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 1 September 1917; rejoined unit, 9 September 1917.

Detached to Road Repair Party, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit, 1 October 1917.

Found guilty, 29 October 1917, of while of active service, being absent without leave from the convoy on the line of march from 1000 hours, 26 October 1917, until 1700 hours, 28 October 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 6 days' pay.

Admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, 14 December 1917, and transferred to Corps Rest Station the same day (pyrexia of unknown origin); rejoined unit, 17 December 1917.

Taken on strength of 4th Australian Division Transport Headquarters, 17 March 1918, and attached to 26th Company, Australian Army Corps, the same day (excess driver).

Found guilty, no date stated, of (1) being abent from piquet mounting at 1800 hours, until reporting at 1830 hours; (2) then being absent again until 2240 hours, 20 April 1918: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 26th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 11 June 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 3 October 1918; embarked for England, 12 October 1918.

Died, Tidworth Military Hospital, 23 October 1918 (influenza, and pneumonia).

Buried, Tidworth, 26 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JACKSON Alfred

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