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Frederick Hillgrove JACKSON

Regimental number451
Place of birthWallsend, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
AddressWaratah Road, Broadmeadow, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Jackson, Waratah Road, Broadmeadow, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Esther JACKSON, 127 Waratah Road, Broadmeadow, New South Wales. Native of Newcastle
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Now, 28 July 1916, reported killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1411013, 1173 Pte W.J.E. CLIMO, 30th Bn, 21 February 1917: 'His disc was brought in from No Man's Land by an A. Coy party. I saw it.'

Second statement, Captain J.A. CHAPMAN, 30th Bn, 30 December 1916: 'He was seen in No Man's Land killed and his identification discwas taken off and handed to his O.C. Coy. (Maj. Street).'

Third statement, 511 Pte Charles PICKERSGILL, B Company, 30th Bn (patient, 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, England), 15 January 1917: 'I have seen the grave of Fred Jackson (30. B. VI) at theback of the firing line at Fromelles. I know it was his, as his name, No. and all particulars were on the cross.'

Fourth statement, 443 Pte E. HEEGER, 30th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 11 October 1916: 'Corporal Wilson, B. Company, wrote me, that they got Jackson's body out in No Man's Land two days after, and brought it in.'

Fifth statement, 495 Pte P. MILGATE, B Company, 30th Bn, 15 February 1917: 'A volunteer party from another Coy. went out next night collecting discs and pay books rom the bodies and Jackson's disc and pay book were brought in. Some bodies were brought in some time after the discs and pay books had been taken from them and therefore were buried without being identified. Jackson's body may have been among them.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JACKSON Frederick Hillgrove
Red Cross file 1411013

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