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Regimental number2275
Place of birthFootscray Victoria
Address52 Nelson Place, Balaclava, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs Mary Collins, 52 Nelson Street, Balaclava, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915

Military Medal

'These soldiers [JACKSON, 502 F. BROWN, 2637 A.L. FOLEY, 2665 W.J. HOOPER] distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and endurance as runners and guides throughout the POZIERES operations on 26th August, 1916. They carried their messages without delay, regardless of the nature of the fire to be traversed, and by the shortest routes. Their work has been most valuable in maintaining communication between the Companeis and Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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