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Henry Douglas JACKSON

Regimental number29296
Place of birthStanmore New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStudent
AddressStrathmore, Cremorne Road, Cremorne, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J F Jackson, Strathmore, Cremorne Road, Cremorne, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service8th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date20 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 117
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry in remaining at the signal station when surrounded by the enemy, and in assisting Lieutenant Heslop to safety under heavy fire.
Recommendation date: "22 May 1917

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry in waiting to sent out "S.O.S" signal when trench was temporarily seized by Germans, and assisting Lieutenant Heslop to escape under fire.
Recommendation date: 22 May 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of the 6th of May, accompanied Lieuetenant HESLOP as telephonist on F.O.O. duty in O.G.2. When the enemy by strong surprise attack succeeded in driving our infantry temporarily out of the trenches, Gunner JACKSON remained with Lieutenant HESLOP until the latter got the 'S.O.S.' Signal through the power buzzer. They were then surrounded by the Germans. Lieutenant HESLOP fought his way throught but was badly wounded in the knee. He was then gallantly assisted by Gunner JACKSON who supported him for 100 yards under heavy fire. Gunner JACKSON'S gallant conduct and support proved invaluable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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