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William Hawton Jackson

Studio portrait of William Hawton Jackson s/n 58879. No Known Copyright.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Hawton AWMM
  • Surname
    Jackson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 58879 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 March 1897 AWMM TasmaniaAustralia AWMM
    Bridgewater AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 26 June 1917 AWMM 20 Lees Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Nellie Jackson (mother), Gummie's Bush, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1919 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 58879 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 27 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Law student/Civilian 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
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 23 March 1917 AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM
      5 foot 4 inches AWMM
    • 23 March 1917 AWMMEye colour, WWI AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • 23 March 1917 AWMMHair colour, WWI AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • 23 March 1917 AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM
      129 pounds AWMM
    • 3 November 1917 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Measles AWMM
    • 25 September 1917 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted Hospital onboard ship with tonsilitis AWMM
    • 1919 AWMMHospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Medical Board Debility stress of conditions, onset in France 1918; aches in knees and easily tired AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ellen (Nellie) (nee Jones) Jackson and William Thomas Mulligan. His parents divorced and Ellen came to New Zealand with two young children Nellie Jean Mulligan and William Hawton (source family informant)

    He married twive. His first wife was Isobel nee Williamson, they married in 1921; she died in 20 November 1923. He married again Ellen nee Kennedy on the 31 December 1929.(source family informant)

    William attended Southland High School from 1911-1913. On his return from War he taught at Nightcaps School in 1919. He continued his education and is listed as graduating from Canterbury University with a Diploma in Education, 1926.

    He moved in the South - in 1928 he was in Geraldine where he married his second wife Ellen. By 1935 he was living in Temuka., then in Lyttleton in 1938; and by 1953 William was Headmaster at Kaikoura High School. (source family informant) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kaikoura Cemetery, Scarborough Street, Kaikoura AWMM Cathlic Section, Row D, Plot 24 AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      70: 13 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
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