Albert Stephenson Jackson

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Albert Stephenson Jackson
Jackson Albert Stephenson 1963.jpg
Delegate at Soldiers Settlement Conference 28 Sep 1936 - Source West Australian 28 Sep 1936
Personal Information
Date of Birth unknown 1884
Place of Birth Spennymoor, Durham, England
Death 19 May 1940
Place of Death Kelmscott, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 30 years, 10 months
Description 5'10" (1.78m) tall ; 168 lbs
76.203 kg
; medium complexion ; blue eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Engineer (metal tradesman)
Religion Church of England
Address Albany road, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Mary Matilda Jackson
Military Information
Reg Number 1963
Date of Enlistment 6 Mar 1915
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement / 3rd Brigade, 1st Division
Date of Embarkation 26 Apr 1915 ‒ unknown
"unknown" contains an extrinsic dash or other characters that are invalid for a date interpretation.
Ship Embarked On HMAT A20 Hororata at Port Suez
Date of Return 21 Oct 1915 ‒ 22 Nov 1915
Ship Returned On HMAT A61 Kanowna
Fate Wounded in Action 7 Aug 1915 at Lone Pine, Gallipoli Peninsula
Monument Kelmscott War Memorial (North panel)
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal



Pre War

Electoral Roll entries - 1913 Mary in Armadale; 1916 Albert and Mary in Armadale, marine engineer.

War Service

Within a month of entering Blackboy Hill camp, Albert was allocated to the 6th reinforcement draft for the 12th Battalion.

He joined the 12th Battalion on 16 Jun 1915 at Anzac Cove, and he was wounded on 7 Aug 1915 in the battle for Lone Pine. Albert's unit had moved into the captured Turkish trenches to reinforce the 1st Brigade who were taking heavy casualties. The fighting was a combination of hand to hand and bombing of those who manned barricades in the trenches.

Albert suffered bomb wounds to his right shoulder and arm and he was evacuated on the HMT Caledonia in its hospital ship form to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station on 7 Aug 1915 and then to the 1st Australian General Hospital at Heliopolis in Egypt (10 Aug 1915). Australian casualties over a four day period numbered 2,277.

Albert was transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital on 2 Oct 1915 and sent back to Australia on 20 Oct 1915 as medically unfit.

Discharged 5th Military District 15 Nov 1916.


Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 37 an orchardist living in Albany road, Kelmscott. 1943 Mary remains in Kelmscott. In 1934 only, school teacher Elsie Alberta has joined them [b.1911 Leederville]. In 1936 - 1954 Nell is also listed [b.1914 Canning], a clerk) Mary died in 1957 aged 70. In 1958 Nell, a ledger machinist is still in Albany Highway, Kelmscott. Albert attended the 19th RSL Congress representing the Kelmscott Sub-branch.

On May 19, 1940, at his late residence, Albany-road, Kelmscott, called suddenly home, Albert Stephenson, the dearly beloved husband of Mary Matilda Jackson, fond and loving father of Elsie, Nell, and Trix; aged 55 years.[1]

JACKSON.--The Friends of the late Albert Stephenson Jackson (No. 1963. Pte. 12th Batt., 3rd. Inf. Bgde., A.I.F.). late of Albany-road, Kelmscott, dearly loved husband of Mary M. Jackson. loving father of Elsie, Nell and Trix, are respectfully informed that a Church of England service will be held In the Crematorium Chapel, Karrakatta, at 2 o'clock THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON The Cortege is appointed to leave the Service Chapel of Messrs. C. H. Smith and Co., 281 Newcastle-street, Perth, at 1.30 o'clock Friends attending the Funeral may proceed by the 1.30 o'clock train leaving Perth and the 12.14 o'clock train leaving Kelmscott.[2]

KELMSCOTT-ROLEYSTONE BRANCH RETURNED SAILORS, SOLDIERS' IMPERIAL LEAGUE. JACKSON.--Officers and Members of the above Association are respectfully requested to attend the Crematorium Chapel, Karrakatta. THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON, where a Church of England service will be conducted for our late esteemed ex-President and ex-Secretary the late Albert Stephenson Jackson. Members may proceed by the 1.30 o'clock train leaving Perth. F. COLEY. President, H. COCKRAM. Secretary.[3]

SOUTH SUBURBAN BRANCH, WEST AUSTRALIAN FRUITGROWERS ASSOCIATION. JACKSON.--Officers and Members of the above Association are respectfully requested to attend the Crematorium, Karrakatta, THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON. where a Church of England service will be conducted for our late esteemed ex-Secretary, Albert Stephenson Jackson. Members may proceed by the 1.20 o'clock train leaving Perth. W. HOCKIN. President. W. F. THOMPSON Hon Secretary.[4]

KELMSCOTT HALL COMMITTEE. JACKSON.--Officers and Members of the above Committee are respectfully re-quested to attend the Crematorium Chapel, Karrakatta. THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON. where a Church of England service will be conducted for our late esteemed ex-Chairman and ex-Secretary, the late Albert Stephenson Jackson. Members may proceed by the 1.30 o'clock train leaving Perth. S. WARD. President. F. WALLACE. Secretary[5]

References

  1. "Family Notices". The West Australian. 56, (16,809). Western Australia. 20 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. "Family Notices". The West Australian. 56, (16,810). Western Australia. 21 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. "Family Notices". The West Australian. 56, (16,810). Western Australia. 21 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. "Family Notices". The West Australian. 56, (16,810). Western Australia. 21 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. "Family Notices". The West Australian. 56, (16,810). Western Australia. 21 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 29 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 

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