Frederick Edwin Jackson


Dec 20, 1883

Born at London Ontario Canada to Speed and Harriet (nee Scoyne) Jackson 


Jun 11, 1908

Married to Ivy Irene Tait at London Ontario


Dec 13, 1915

Attested into the 135th Battalion at London Ontario 

Ø      Number 802276

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Ivy Irene Jackson (wife) of 245 East St, London Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Baker

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company 

The Battalion trained at Camp Borden Ontario


Aug 18, 1916

Left Camp Borden by train for Halifax Nova Scotia


Aug 21, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia


Aug 30, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Witley Camp 

He was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 116th Battalion at the Witley Camp


Oct 15, 1916

Transferred to the 116th Battalion at Bramshott


Dec 22, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Dec 23, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Le Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Jan 18, 1917

Left the CBD for the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Jan 21, 1917

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion at Hersin


Feb 24, 1917

Left the 2nd Entrenching Battalion to join the 21st Battalion


Feb 26, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the front lines near Thelus


Apr 9, 1917

During the advance on Vimy Ridge Pte Jackson was wounded and taken to the No 1 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) where he subsequently succumbed to his wounds 

Quatre Vents Military Cemetery
Estree Cauchy, France

Post war the following were sent to his widow, Mrs Ivey Jackson, at 54 Marmora St, London Ontario:

British War Medal
Victory Medal
Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll
Memorial Cross

An additional Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs Harriott Jackson, at 10 Rathgar St, London Ontario

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