P00343.001

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ID number P00343.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

PORTRAIT OF PRIVATE WILLIAM JACKSON VC OF 17TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION, AIF. PRIVATE JACKSON WAS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS FOR HIS ACTION IN RESCUING WOUNDED COMRADES UNDER HEAVY SHELLFIRE FOLLOWING A RAID ON GERMAN LINES NEAR ARMENTIERES, FRANCE, 1916-06-25. PRIVATE JACKSON WAS HIMSELF SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN THE ATTEMPT.