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John JACKSON

Regimental number99
Place of birthSheffield England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jackson, Holmhurst Road, Sheffield, England
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous example of courage and devotion to duty, also services to wounded, under very heavy fire. (East of Ypres 4 October 1917)'

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 January 1968

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th October 1917, he was employed on the construction of a strong point on BECELAERE RIDGE. He rendered most valuable assistance by his coolness and cheerfulness under heavy shellfire that prevailed all day, in marking out the job and geting the men to work. Several times at great risk he went out to attend to comrades who had become casualties. Throughout the whole day he moved about from place to place giving advice and encouraging his party and set a fine example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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