Tuesday 29 December 2009

Private Reginald George Jackson

Born on 28 November 1897 in Pollon, Bedfordshire, England - son of George and Ruth Jackson, Lindsay, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as father; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Salvation Army; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 33.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 22 December 1915 (number 724735) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 11 August 1917 - buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery (Chinock Memorial 23), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Place of birth should read "Potton" not Pollon