Tuesday 29 December 2009

Private James Earle Jackson

Born on 3 June 1898 in Belleville, Ontario - son of James Jackson, Belleville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 17 February 1916 (number 636649) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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