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Alban Brittain Jackson

3/4 portrait of Sergeant  (later 2nd Leiutenant) Alban Brittain Jackson, Reg No 12/2613, with the 6th Reinforcements, Auckland infantry Battalion, New Zealand Signal Corps. Killed in action in France 29 August 1918. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1915). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-J1863. No known copyright.

3/4 portrait of Sergeant (later 2nd Leiutenant) Alban Brittain Jackson, Reg No 12/2613, with the 6t …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alban Brittain AWMM
  • Surname
    Jackson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Albie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2613 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 June 1892 AWMM AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 13 March 1915 AWMM Jubilee Avenue, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Jane Jackson (mother), 1 Jubilee Avenue, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs A.B. Jackson (wife), 21st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 2 March 1918 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      143 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action on the Somme, 28 September 1916 (gunshot wound to side) AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      St John's Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Etaples AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      2nd General Hospital, Walton AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alban Jackson was the second son of Frederick and Jane Jackson, of Devonport, New Zealand, husband of Effie Vinca Proctor, of 36 Summerfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, a nurse whom he met whilst in hospital recovering from wounds.

      Attended Devonport School and entered Auckland Boys Grammar in 1906.

      Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club

      He joined his unit at Gallipoli 29 September 1915, appointed Lance Corporal the same day

      Nominated for commission 30 April 1917, training in Officer Cadet Unit and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 28 August 1917

      Returned to New Zealand on leave 2 November 1917- 15 May 1918

      Returned to France 6 August 1918

      Three sons, brothers, served in WW1. Ernest James Jackson (21023) and Alban Jackson (12/2613) were killed a week apart; Gainor Jackson (41978) survived.

      Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
    • JACKSON, Mr A Brittain, of the firm Earl & Kent, was among the Sergeants who left for Trentham on Saturday to join the sixth expeditionary reinforcement draft. Prior to his leaving he was made the recipient of a handsome present in the form of a pair of binoculars from the principals and a writing case from the staff. Mr Jackson, who is an old Grammar School boy, has been appointed office correspondence at the front to the Grammar School Old Boys’ Association. [AWN 25.03.1915, p.56] Public - Christine - Researcher - 1 March 2022 - Auckland Weekly News
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About death

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  • Death
    29 August 1918 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM II. E. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1918, Third term AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Devonport War Memorial, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church, 20 Church Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Devonport Primary School, granite tablet, 18 Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • College Rifles Park, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM

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  • My partner and I visited Alban's grave in 2013. We were generously assisted in this by the local French residents. It was a sobering experience as we conjured, as we could, the realities of his sacrifice and the contrast with his present resting place in the now quiet, peaceful countryside. He was my great uncle, brother to my grandmother who even in her final years was always brought to tears when she recalled him and the sacrifice he made. Alban died within a week of his brother who is buried approximately 10 kilometres away from him. After our private tribute to Alban we left a small piece of paua at his graveside so that he would have with him forever a piece of his homeland.
    Public - john-allan - Child - 26 April 2015
  • Thank you for the memories that live today. Never forgotten your sacrifice.
    Public - Grace - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
  • So Many times I think of you and feel the pain the family must have felt on hearing of your death so far away. So brave returning twice to the feilds of war . Never forgotten. I will be at Auckland Grammer to honour your memory there.
    Public - Cherie - Other Relative - 21 April 2015



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01 March 2022ChristineTe PukeResearcher
26 April 2015john-allanAuckland, New ZealandChild
22 April 2015Grace New ZealandOther Relative
21 April 2015CherieNew ZealandOther Relative

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