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Albert Heyward JACKSON

Regimental number1010
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolArchbishops Tenisons School, Leicester Square, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRenmark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs J M Jackson, 6 St Albans Place, Haymarket, London, England
Previous military serviceThe 1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Excellent services at Pozieres
Recommendation date: 29 July 1916

Military Medal

Courage and determination throughout whole operation, also valuable services as guide to relieving troops. (East of Ypres)
Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Albert Heywood Jackson on NR
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialMeteren Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 573), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr A.F. and Ida Mary JACKSON, 6 St Alban's Place, Haymarket, London, england

Military Medal

'During the operations near ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES from 2nd to 9th October, 1917, Sgt. JACKSON performed duties which were marked by courage and determination. When the portion of trench which his platoon was occupying was blown in, he, although wounded, organised parties to rebuild the defence positiion. Again when his Company was being relieved he guided the relieving troops through the darkness and enemy's barrage with the utmost skill. His work throughout set an excellent example to his platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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