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Richard Desmond JACKSON

Regimental number899
Place of birthBobberah, near Gilgandra, New South Wales
SchoolGilgandra Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGilgandra PO, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Desmond Jackson, Gilgandra PO, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 March 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Enlisted 24 March 1915 at Victoria Barracks, Sydney. Served at Gallipoli. Invalided home to Australia, Enterie fever and frost bite, re enlisted and sailed to France 9th Sept. 1916." as provided by ? (not entered on form).
FateDied of wounds 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingZonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death23.10
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XX, row G, Grave No. 2), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Desmond and Eva JACKSON, "Castlereagh", Meynott Street, Randwick, New South Wales. Native of Gilgandra, New South Wales

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