Roland Alaric Pryce JACKSON

Badge Number: S20755, Sub Branch: Unley
S20755

JACKSON, Roland Alaric Pryce

Service Numbers: 3113, 3113A
Enlisted: 29 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, 5 April 1895
Home Town: Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Natural Causes, Sydney, New South Wales, 26 June 1988, aged 93 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

29 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3113, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3113, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3113, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
22 Jul 1916: Wounded Private, SN 3113, 9th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, GSW (shoulder)
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3113, 9th Infantry Battalion
14 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3113A, 9th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"From Bank to Battlefield. Private Roland Alaric Pryce Jackson

Roland Alaric Pryce Jackson was a clerk at the Commonwealth Bank's Brisbane branch. On 29 July 1915, he enlisted in the war at the age of 21. Although he enlisted as part of the 7th Reinforcements for the 25th Infantry Battalion, he was transferred to the 9th Battalion in May 1916 before going to France. Less than a month later, the Battalion saw its first major action on the Western Front at Pozières in the Somme Valley.

During an attack on the German trenches surrounding the village of Pozières in July 1916, Jackson was wounded. Initially reported as killed in action, Jackson had suffered gunshot wounds to the face and leg as well as a severe gunshot wound to the right shoulder and was evacuated to England to recover. He returned to his unit in January 1917 and was attached for duty with the Commonwealth Bank..."READ MORE LINK (museum.rba.gov.au)

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