Sunday 27 December 2009

Private Alfred Barnwall Jackson

Born on 27 November 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Aline Jackson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as C.B.[?]; married; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment (five years); previously served in a military force; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; brown eyes; iron grey hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 March 1915 (number 410283) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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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