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Mars JACKSON

Regimental number2192
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address68 Black Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, G E Jackson, Black Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Mont St.Quentin on 1 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On September 1st, 1918 in the attack on MT. ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, this N.C.O. acted as a Company Runner and performed some remarkable runs. He volunteered on several occasions to carry messages to flank units, when the machine gun fire appeared so intense as to be impassable. He came out of the attack with no less than 7 machine gun bullet holes in various portions of his uniform and equipment, and was evacuated with a wound in the head. Throughout he maintained an absolute disregard of the machine gun fire encountered.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 March 1948
Age at death49
Place of burialWhite Hills Cemetery, Victoria

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