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Jackson, John William Henry (26681)

Place of Birth: Carlton, VIC

Age: 18 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 26 January 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 26681            view online service record

253 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
William Henry Jackson (father)
253 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 7 September 1916
Ship: HMAT Port Sydney A15
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 3rd Reinforcements

RTA: Sunday, 27 April 1919
Discharged: Tuesday, 23 September 1919

Worked for Chapman and Co and was Chief Ruler of the Port Tent of Rechabites.

1916 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 5 February, p. 3, viewed 29 January, 2016,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 31, 2016 10.38 am 0Likes

    ELECTRIC SPARKS (1919, June 28). Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), p. 3. Retrieved October 31, 2016, from

    “Returned from the West front, where he saw three years’ active service, before he was gassed, Mr. John Jackson was accorded a welcome at the Methodist Church, Boundary-street, by the congregation on Wednesday evening of last week, and presented with a Bible and wallet”.

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