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Ralph Norman JACKSON

Regimental number6773
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Address193 St John's Road, Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Jackson, 193 St John's Road, Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of 6th October 1917, this man on hearing that the R.M.O. had been wounded, went out with a squad of Regimental Stretcher Bearers to ZONNEBEKE CHURCH and brought Captain Morgan back to the Relay Post. The shelling at that time was intense, Private Jackson showed great bravery and devotion to duty in bringing his squad through the village where shells were falling thickly and bricks were flying in all directions. By his courage alone, he kept his men together and got Captain Morgan back along the line to safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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