Tom Jackson, DCM


Nov 18, 1889

Born at Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59500 (temporary number 536)

Ø      Next of kin given as Charles William Jackson (father) of Rushington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire England

o       Later changed to Mrs Maud Beatrice Jackson (wife) of 219 Main St., Weston Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Baker and Confectioner

Ø      Previous military experience given as 59th Storemont & Glengarry Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “E” Company


Dec 4, 1914

Appointed to rank of Corporal


Feb 9, 1915

Admitted to Kingston Hospital with infected skin


Feb 14, 1915

Healed and discharged to duty


May 1, 1915

Promoted to rank of Corporal and appointed to rank of Lance Sergeant with pay


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 10, 1915

Returned to duty from leave


May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


May 17, 1915

Promoted to Lance Sgt


Sep 7, 1915

Promoted to rank of Sgt to replace Sgt Martin, 59642, who reverted to the ranks


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkestone for France


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Nov 14, 1915

On Command to Bombing School


Nov 21, 1915

Returned to duty from Bombing School


May 1, 1916

Granted leave until May 10, 1916


Oct 28, 1916

To 5th Course at the 1st Army School


Dec 6, 1916

At duty from 5th Course


Jul 1, 1917

Promoted to rank of Warrant Officer Class II and appointed to position of Company Sergeant Major


Sep 3, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Sep 15, 1917

At duty from leave


Oct 22, 1917

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette #30346



Nov 12, 1917

Wounded in left ankle (foot almost amputated by shrapnel) and admitted to No 9 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance)  

Transferred to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) where his left leg was amputated just above the ankle 

Transferred via No 36 AT (Ambulance Transport) to No 4 General Hospital at Camiers


Dec 1, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the HS Brighton


Admitted to Queen Alexandra Military Hospital (Westminster Hospital), Millbank, London 

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)


Feb 5, 1918

Further amputation of leg to just below the knee


Mar 29, 1918

Transferred to Granville Canadian Special Hospital at Buxton


May 27, 1918

Transferred to No 5 Canadian General Hospital at Liverpool


Jun 6, 1918

Embarked the HS Llandovery Castle at Liverpool and invalided to Canada


Jun 16, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Jun 20, 1918

Posted to Queen’s Military Hospital, Kingston Ontario


Jun 26, 1918

Further surgery performed on stump


Jul 15, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until July 29, 1918


Aug 8, 1918

Transferred from Queen’s Hospital to Watertown


Sep 9, 1918

Transferred from Watertown to Queen’s Hospital


Sep 10, 1918

Transferred to Davisville Military Hospital at Toronto Ontario


Oct 4, 1918

Transferred to #2 DD (District Depot – Toronto) on admission to the Whitby Ontario Military Hospital


Jan 2, 1919

Granted leave with subsistence until January 9, 1919


Jan 9, 1919

Leave extended until January 15, 1919


May 13, 1919

Granted permission to marry


May 30, 1919

Additional surgery performed on stump


Jun 12, 1919

Transferred to Christie Street Hospital, Toronto Ontario


Sep 22, 1919

Received artificial leg, but was returned for additional fitting


Oct 5, 1919

Fitted with new artificial leg


Oct 7, 1919

Entitled to wear 4 blue chevrons


Oct 22, 1919

Discharged from hospital


Nov 1, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Toronto 

Ø      Elected to be discharged in MD #2

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A”, number 54180 issued

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Mount Dennis Post Office, Ontario

Ø      Authorized to wear one gold wound stripe


Sep 5, 1937



Prospect Cemetery
Toronto ON


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