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Ernest JACKSON

Regimental number3376
Place of birthPort Adelaide South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationHorse driver
Address41 Clyde Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, A Jackson, 41 Clyde Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On night 24th/25th April 1918 during a counter-attack by the Battalion on a strong enemy position south of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX these two men [JACKSON and 3128 S.R. BROWN], who are Battalion Runners, continually carried messages through heavy machine gun and shell fire to the Companies and Forward Brigade Station. When other communications failed they were ever ready to carry messages regardless of their own personal safety. Their coolness and courage throughout the operation were conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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