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Robert George JACKSON

Regimental number628
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
OccupationRailway inspector
AddressFitzroy Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, G Jackson, Dalgety & Co., Fitzroy Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date9 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Consistent fine example of coolness and steadiness under fire. (Noreuil 16 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 21 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Military Cross awarded in 1917 while serving with the 101st Howitzer Battery, 1st Field Artillery Brigade: "Noreuil, France, 16 April 1917, 'Consistent fine example of coolness and steadiness under fire.'" Also served in World War II (AMF until 1943). Promoted to Lieutenant 27 February 1917.

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At great personal risk he extinguished a fire which broke out in an ammunition dump. He has at all times set a splendid example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross,1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsBorn November 1884

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