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William JACKSON

Regimental number1410
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
True NameJOLLY , Walter George
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address60 Childer Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.75"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Fred Woolmington, 60 Childer Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Discharge date5 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 28 December 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 28 January 1916; returned to duty, 16 March 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 49 days.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 13 April 1916 (disability not stated); discharged to Australian Base, Tel el Kebir, 26 April 1916.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 30 April 1916; to 5th Cyclists' Bn, 12 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 June 1916.

Detached from 2nd Anzac Cyclists Bn for duty with Assistant Provost Marshal, New Zealand Division, 23 July 1916.

Admitted to 1st NZ Field Ambulance, 19 October 1916 (laryngitis); discharged to duty, 25 October 1916.

On leave, 4 December 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 17 December 1916.

Admitted to 3rd NZ Field Ambulance, 6 January 1917 (inflammation of larynx); discharged to duty, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to 3rd NZ Field Ambulance, 16 January 1917 (inflammation of larynx, chronic), and transferred to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 18 January 1917; to 7th Convalescent Depot, 27 January 1917 (laryngitis); to 3rd Rest Camp, 14 March 1917; rejoined 2nd Anzac Cyclists' Bn, 29 March 1917.

Admitted to 3rd NZ Field Ambulance, 10 April 1917 (venereal disease); transferred to 51st General Hospital, 14 April 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 22 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 43 days.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 June 1917 (injury to right thumb); discharged, 10 June 1917;rejoined unit, 11 June 1917.

Found guilty, 11 June 1917, of when on Active Service neglect to the good order and military discipline in that he (1) appeared on parade with a dirty cycle; (2) appeared on parade at 1.45 pm unshaven: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Detached to 3rd Otago Bn, 20 November 1917; rejoined 2nd Anzac Cyclists' Bn from detachment, 25 November 1917.

Detached to 133rd Australian T[ransport] Company, 23 December 1917; rejoined unit, 15 January 1918.

Transferred to Australian Corps Cyclists' Bn, 16 January 1918.

Transferred to 5th Division Ammunition Column, 12 February 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 March 1918.

Found guilty, 3 April 1918, of (1) failing to appear at a place of parade appointed by his CO; (2) when on Active Service insubordinate language towards his superior officer; (3) conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he appeared on parade in an unshaven and dirty condition: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Committed to Field Punishment Compound, 11 April 1918; rejoined unit from detention, 1 May 1918.

Transferred to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 6 May 1918; to 51st Battery, 14 June 1918.

Found guilty, 20 August 1918, of being unlawfully in possession of a comrade's jacket on 18 August 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 41st Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1918 (haemorrhoids); transferred to 6th General Hospital, 27 August 1918 (piles); discharged to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 30 September 1918. Admitted to Base Depot Medical Board, 19 October 1918; transferred to 11th Stationary Hospital, 22 October 1918 (influenza); to Australian Convalescent Depot, 8 November 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 14 November 1918; rejoined unit, 25 November 1918.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 December 1918 (scabies), and transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station; to 6th General Hospital, 11 December 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 7 January 1919.

Transferred to 113th Battery, 6 January 1919.

On leave to United Kingdom, 12 January 1919.

Detached from 13th Field Artillery Brigade for duty with Australian Army Ordnance Corps, England, 25 January 1919.

Marched into No 5 Group, 26 May 1919.

Granted leave, 22 July 1919, to report to No 2 Group, 24 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 22 August 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 5 October 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 5 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 September 1925
Age at death38
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7 West, Grave 17), Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, JACKSON William

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