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Reginald Austin JACKSON

Regimental number5382
Place of birthBega New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAvoca, via Moss Vale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Jackson, Avoca, via Moss Vale, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty. Though wounded 3 times during the attack on POLYGON BUTTE on 26th September 1917 he continued to lead his Lewis Gun Section until the objective had been gained and the position consolidated. He set a splendid example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 May 1943
Age at death48
Place of burialWest Wyalong Cemetery, New South Wales

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