Albert Heyward (Bert) JACKSON MM

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JACKSON, Albert Heyward

Service Number: 1010
Enlisted: 5 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Middlesex, England, 13 August 1892
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Archbishops Tenisons School, Leicester Square, London, England
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Killed in action, France, 24 April 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Meteren Military Cemetery
Meteren Military Cemetery, France Plot IV, Row B, Grave 573
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4)
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World War 1 Service

5 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1010, 10th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1010, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

"THEIR LIVES FOR US. LIEUT. A. H. JACKSON, M.M.

On Wednesday Mr. Ted Guscott received the cabled news ot the death of his cousin Bert, Lieut. A. H. Jackson, M.M., who was killed on the French front on April 24. The deceased soldier will be mourned by many in Renmark, where he enlisted within a month of the outbreak of the war. He came to Australia from England, together with Mr. Guscott, in 1911, and they entered into partnership in a carrying business in Renmark, which they continued after acquiring a fruit block. Mr. Guscott's brother followed at a later stage and joined them here. All three responded to the call for men, and Mr. Jackson left Renmark in September, 1914. As a private of the original Tenth Battalion he took part in the landing at Gallipoli and was wounded three weeks later. He saw much hard fighting in France and took part in the affairs of Pozieres and Polygon Wood. Lieut, (then Sergeant) Jackson was a members or the same (D) company of the 10th Battalion as Mr. Ash of this office, and was a general favourite. He was then entitled to wear the crossed swords of a qualified Aldershot Instructor, a distinction to which not many Australians have attained. Lieut. Jackson looked forward to returning to Australia. He was still in partnership with his cousins at the time of his death and within the last week or two Mr. Guscott, with the assistance of the Repatriation Committee, has purchased a fine fruit property of 30 acres in Block E in anticipation of Lieut. Jackson's return to work it with him." - from the Renmark Murray Pioneer and Australian River Record 10 May 1918

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Biography

Original member of G Comany 10th Battalion AIF (Fighting 10th)

Cemetery  details:  Meteren  Military  Cemetery,  France -  Plot  IV,  Row  B,  Grave  573

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Biography contributed by Horizon Christian School

Albert Heyward Jackson also known as "Bert" was born on the 13th August 1892 in London, England. Albert went to the Archbishop Tensions Achool, Leicester Square,  London, England. Albert went to the Church of England. Before Albert went to the war he was a teamster and drove teams of animals with carts.

Albert was single he was never married or had any kids. Albert served his family when he was only 23. While Albert was at war he served in Eygpt, Gallipoli and the Western Front.

Albert's service number was 1010 and the last unit he served in was the 10th Battalion, G company. The medals that Albert got were the Military Medal, the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Albert was killed in action on the 24 April 1918 at the age of 26. He is now buried in the meters military cemetery plot 4 row B, grave N.O 573

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