Sunday 27 December 2009

Private Albert John Jackson

Born on 22 September 1877 in London, England - husband of Eclide[?] Edith Jackson, Westboro, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bricklayer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 23 January 1915 (number 410319) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 1st Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 15 or 16 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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