JACKSON, Albert Edward
(Service number 27017)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||1 May 1891||Place of Birth||Christchurch|
|Address at Enlistment||Addington, Christchurch|
|Occupation||Coachbuilder (for W N Burson, Waimate)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs S. Jackson (mother), Schoolhouse, Addington, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||17th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company|
|Date||23 September 1916|
|Transport||HMNZT 65 Pakeha|
|Embarked From||Destination||Devonport, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
|Campaigns||Western Euorpean 1916-1917|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Place of Death||Messines, Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in Action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Berks Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||II. D. 16.|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Albert Edward Jackson was born in Christchurch in 1891. He was the third child of Selina May and Frederick William Jackson. Albert, a Coach Smith, worked for his uncle Frederick Burson at Waihaorunga in Waimate District before enlisting for WWI service in May 1916. He embarked on Troop Ship SS Pakeu sailing from Wellington to England on 23 September 1916.
Albert embarked with C Company, 17th Reinforcements and was later posted to 2nd Company, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment. During his service he was promoted from private 31 May 1916 to Corporal on 25 August 1916, then Sergeant on 13 September 1916, but reverted to the rank of Temporary Corporal on posting to "2nd Cant Coy" on 27 November 1916, and finally being relieved and reverted to the ranks on 5 January 1917.
Albert was killed in action on 2 April 1917 after four months war service in France. He was 25 years of age. He is buried at Berks Cemetery in Belgium.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (30 November 2015); Albert Edward Jackson portrait (Waimate Museum & Archives Catalogue No. 2002-1026-08570) http://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/account/3188/object/554623
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Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum; Sue Hanham, Waimate Museum & Archives
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