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Regimental number7029
Place of birthCookernup, Western Australia
SchoolCookernup State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressCookernup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Joseph Jackson, Cookernup, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPernois British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Jane JACKSON, Cookernup, Western Australia. Native of Cookernup
Family/military connections"His uncle, W P SYMONDS was killed. Four more served. J E SYMONDS prisoner of war. Leui. S R SYMONDS H.M.A.S., L E PETERS & M A TAYLOR all returned" as provided by mother
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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