Friday, 14 September 2018

C R Jackson QX52029

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Cecil Robert JACKSON 

Service number: QX52029.  Age: 18 years 9 months.  Enlisted: 19 May 1943.
Occupation: Tanner and Fisherman.  Next of kin: (mother) Mrs Violet Jackson.
Address on enlistment:  Donnybrook.

 Photo from Cecil Jackson’s service record.

25 Nov 1943, Canungra, Qld. Troops with a full kit jumping off
a twenty-foot-high platform into water at the Australian Training Centre.

Service Summary:
24 May 1943: 13 Field Regiment, Canungra, Tenterfield and Redbank.

Did not proceed overseas.

2 Oct 1946: Discharged.

Life Summary:
Cecil Robert Jackson (1924-1994) was a son of Thomas Norman Jackson (1901-1936) and Violet May Drew (1902-1993) and was born 29 Jul 1924 in Brisbane.

After his military service, Cecil settled at Caloundra (his maternal grandmother Elizabeth Mary Drew lived at Toorbul).  By 1959 he had moved to Brighton where he worked as a labourer. Cecil died 2 Sep 1994, aged 70, and was buried at Redcliffe Cemetery.[2]

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