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William James JACKSON

Regimental number3834
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
OccupationMill hand
AddressDangin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Jackson, Dangin, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3834A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Military Medal

'On night 24th/25th April 1918 during a counter-attack by their Battalion on strong enemy positions south of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX these N.C.Os and men [JACKSON, 2001 C.C. PARSONS, 5118 W.A. IVEY and 2190 C. PRICE], who are Signal Linesmen, under heavy shell and machine gun fire continually worked at repairing the telephone lines which were constantly out by heavy enemy fire. The amount of information received by Battalion and Brigade Headquarters was due to the untiring energy of these men and their absolute disregard for their own personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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