Edward Frederick JACKSON

JACKSON, Edward Frederick

Service Number: 1615
Enlisted: 28 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Pomborneit, Victoria, 1894
Home Town: Pomborneit, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Dairy farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

28 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1615, Melbourne, Victoria
5 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1615, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1615, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Bakara, Melbourne
26 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 31st Infantry Battalion, Promoted in the field
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1615, 31st Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Brother of Joseph Jonas Jackson of Pomborneit, Camperdown, Victoria and William James Jackson who was killed in action on 20 March 1917 while serving with the 23rd Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British Was Medal, Victory Medal