Robert Nelson Jackson (1888-1916)
The third child of Robert and Susan, Robert Nelson Jackson enlisted to serve in February 1915. He was 26 years old. Allotted to the 25th Battalion, he arrived at Gallipoli in January 1916 as part of the Australian reinforcements. Two months later he was redeployed to France, to join the Allied effort on the Western Front. There he served with the 29th Battalion.
Robert’s service record shows him absent-without-leave on two occasions, and another charge for ‘ridiculing an order’: small matters given that he made the ultimate sacrifice. On 28 July 1916, Private Robert Nelson Jackson was killed in action at Pozieres.