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James Gardiner Jackson

Portrait of Sergeant J G Jackson CdeG, Archives New Zealand AALZ 25044 2 / F1096. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sergeant J G Jackson CdeG, Archives New Zealand AALZ 25044 2 / F1096. Image may be subje …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Gardiner AWMM
  • Surname
    Jackson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 3/210 AWMM
    • WWII 807358 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 August 1890 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 111 Oxford Street, South Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G.F. Jackson, 111 Oxford Street, South Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 18 August 1914 AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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About death

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  • Death
    18 June 1967 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago AWMM
    • Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 55, Plot 70 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Such a shame that his photograph of his mate was unlabelled and famously mistaken for Simpson & Murphy, not the real stretcher bearer Richard (Dick) Henderson MM.
    More effort should be made to remember this brave Kiwi who would sadly never fully recover from the horrors of his war.
    It is encouraging to see finally that the Australian War Memorial have conceded that their picture hanging in the Canberra museum by Moore-Jones was erroneously mounted as Simpson, but this doesn't detract from the amazing work that all these medics did on the Gallipoli hills.
    Public - Murray - Researcher - 27 August 2023
  • James Gardiner Jackson was my great uncle, the brother of my grandfather, George Finlay Jackson. He was an amateur photographer and while working as a medic at Gallipoli took the photograph of the man and his donkey, which was subsequently copied as the iconic painting of "Simpson (later corrected to Henderson) and his Donkey." The artist was Horace Moore-Jones.
    Public - Sher - Other relative - 25 April 2020



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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 361 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The parting of the ways : a souvenir record of the triumphs, tribulations and maritime musings of returning draft H.M.N.Z.T No. 217, 'Zealandic'. January 18th, 1919 to February 26th, 1919. AWMM


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27 August 2023MurrayAVONSIDEResearcher
25 April 2020SherAucklandOther relative
23 December 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher

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