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Martin Andrew JACKSON

Regimental number3320
Date of birth26 June 1896
Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressKorweinguboora, via Daylesford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Jackson, Korweinguboora, via Daylesford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (lived in exempt area under the Universal Training scheme).
Enlistment date1 October 1917
Place of enlistmentOuyen, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Discharge date11 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918; embarked Port Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 2 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 14 February 1918, and marched in to 10th Training Bn.

Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 16 March 1918 (neck injury); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 21 March 1918.

Admitted to King George Hospital, London, 21 March 1918 (no further details recorded); marched out to 2nd Training Brigade, Fovant, 5 April 1918; to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 6 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 May 1918; taken on strength, 38th Bn, in the field, 17 May 1918.

Detached to Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 11 October 1918; rejoined 38th Bn from detachment, 2 December 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 January 1919 (laryngitis); discharged to duty and rejoined Bn, 2 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 8 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 4 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 19 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 11 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 December 1963
Age at death67
Place of burialUnderbool Cemetery, Victoria

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