JACKSON, William Robert
(Service number 7/733)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||9 April 1881||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||20 October 1914||Age||33|
|Address at Enlistment||Hughes Street, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience||Boer War 1899-1902|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. Kann (sister), Naylor Street, Waimate|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||2nd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||14 December 1914|
|Transport||Verdala, Willochra or Knight of the Garter|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Egyptian, Balkans (Gallipoli)|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||29 August 1983||Age||102|
|Place of Death||Temuka|
|Notices||Internal Affairs Notification, Military personnel file|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William was returned to NZ and was discharged 3 April 1916. He re-enlisted 23 Jul 1917 and served in the QM Stores Trentham until finally discharged again on 14 February 1918.
He died in Temuka at the age of 102 on 29 August 1983.
Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015)
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