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Eve Holmes JACKSON

Regimental number140
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOverseer
AddressSt Marys, Llandilo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMrs Jessie Jackson, St Marys, Llandilo, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 6 August 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 176 (30 November 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Eric Holmes Jackson on NR
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on several occasions, notably when he laid a telephone wire across the open under heavy fire. He was also conspicuous during the capture, and holding of, a trench, where he held on till utterly exhausted. By his determination he insured the retention of the trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

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