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Name: Harry Jackson Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant Service Number: F/16331 Service: 51st Heavy Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery Date of Birth: June 21, 1893 Place of Birth: Whitby, Yorkshire, England Date of Enlistment: September 1, 1939 Age at Enlistment: 46 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Halifax, NS Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Trade: Commissionaire Marital Status: Married Religion: Methodist Next of Kin: Marguerite Jackson Date of Death: April 12, 1941 Age: 47 Cemetery: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lower Sackville, Halifax, NS Grave: Section 4, Plot T, Grave 78 Commemorated on Page 33 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 28 Harry Jackson was the son of John Jackson (1851-1895) and Emily (Triffitt) Jackson (1858-) of Whitby, Yorkshire, England and the husband of Marguerite or Margaret May (Gregory) Jackson of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Both his parents were born in England. His father was born in Ugthorpe, Yorkshire; his mother – in York. He enlisted for active service in the First World War on June 22, 1918 (Service No. 1274250) but he had already been serving in the Royal Canadian Artillery in Halifax since 1908. For reasons unknown, on his original pre-war enlistment, he registered as William Johnson. Only later, in April 1916, were his records corrected to Harry Jackson. Harry and his wife Marguerite were married September 12, 1916 at St. Mary’s in Halifax, NS. They had eight children – Harold, Dorothy, Nora, Emily, Gerald, Eric, Joan and Kenneth (all born between 1917 and 1936). He had retired from military service on August 20, 1930, having completed 22 years of service in the Permanent Force and with the 2nd Heavy Battery, RCA, at the time. Prior to WWII, he was working as a Commissionaire at Alexander Keith and Son Brewery. He choose to re-enlist in September 1939. He died at the Camp Hill Hospital in Halifax due to illness attributed to military service. At the time of his death, Harry and his wife were living at 116 Cedar St, Halifax, NS.
Harry Jackson
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