|Place of birth||Gunbar New South Wales|
|Address||Gunbar via Hay, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, John Jackson, Gunbar via Hay, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For most conspicuous bravery. On the return from a successful raid, several members of the raiding party were seriously wounded in "No Man's Land" by shell fire. Private Jackson got back safely and, after handing over a prisoner whom he had brought in, immediately went out again under very heavy shell fire and assisted in bringing in a wounded man. He then went out again, and with a sergeant was bringing another wounded man when his arm was blown off by a shell and the sergeant was rendered unconscious. He then returned to our trenches, obtained assistance, and went out again to look for his two wounded comrades. He set a splendid example of pluck and determination. His work has always been marked by the greatest coolness and bravery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 3 October 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to Hospital Ship, 3 October 1915, and admitted to St Patrick's Hospital, Malta, 10 October 1915 (enteric fever). Transferred to No 1 Auxiliary hospital, Heliopolis, 11 January 1916; discharged to duty, 15 February 1916; rejoined Bn, Moascar, 9 Mar5ch 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.
Wounded in action, 25 June 1916 (shrapnel wound, arms); admitted to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 27 June 1916
Took part in raid on enemy's trench, night of 25-26 June 1916. Invalided to England, 29 June 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 30 June 1916 (right arm amputated); transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 July 1916; to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 3 September 1916; to Queen Mary's General Hospital, 26 October 1916; to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 5 December 1916. Discharged on furlough, 21 February 1917. Admitted to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, 27 March 1917; discharged for return to Australia.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), 15 September 1917.Medals: Victoria Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Full name: John William Alexander JACKSON|
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Springvale Cemetery|