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Arthur Harold JACKSON

Regimental number2693
Place of birthSutherlands, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressEdillilie, via Port Lincoln, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs Eliza Jackson, Warunda, via Port Lincoln, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2693B
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 October 1917
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row C, Grave No. 12), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
59
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Serapeum, 28 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to 1st New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 30 November 1916 (trench feet); transferred to England, 5 December 1916, and admitted same day to Exeter Hospital. Marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Weymouth, from hospital, 2 January 1917; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 13 January 1917; marched out to Infantry Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 1 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 10 April 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 9 June 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 2 October 1917.

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

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