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Robert JACKSON

Regimental number14978
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBuilder
AddressRose Cottage, Beamish, Durham, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Jackson, Rose Cottage, Beamish, Durham, England
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameAugust 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Villers-Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry, keen devotion to duty, great initiative under shell fire. On the morning of the 8th August 1918, during the fighting east of VILLERS BRETONNEUX near AMIENS, immediately after the capture of HARBONNIERES, Sergeant JACKSON was in charge of a wiring party on the 'RED LINE' just south of HARBONNIERES. This work was carried out under harassing shell fire. It was largely due to Sergeant JACKSON'S example and energy that an apron fence was completed right across one battalion front. Sergeant JACKSON has at all times set a splendid example of brilliant leadership to his men when under shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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