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Bert James JACKSON

Regimental number47
Date of birth--/04/1895
Place of birthWest Kentish Tasmania
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressCalude Road, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina W Jackson, Claude Road, Tasmania
Previous military service92st Infantry
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name40th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF40
Promotion date: 5 March 1917


Unit: INF40
Promotion date: 27 June 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

*Refers October 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified*

Bar to Military Cross

Recommendation date: 5 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as battalion signalling officer. He established a forward station in an advanced position and maintained it throughout the operations under very heavy fire. He made a very useful reconnaissance into enemy territory, and also organized a party which brought back four wounded and six unwounded men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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