Private Alan Thomas Jackson

Service number NX84357
Birth Date 1907-07-27
Death Date 1943-09-25
Death Place New Guinea
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/17th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place New Guinea
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Private Alan Thomas Jackson enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 17 January 1942. After a period of training in Dubbo, New South Wales, he embarked for overseas service as a reinforcement to 2/17 Australian Infantry Battalion. With this unit, he trained and served in the Middle East. In early 1943, Private Jackson returned to Australia and underwent jungle training. He was then deployed to New Guinea with his unit. Private Jackson was wounded in action during the Allied offensive at, Finschhafen, New Guinea in September 1943. He was killed when the dressing station at which he was being treated was bombed on 25 September 1943. Private Alan Thomas Jackson is buried at Lae War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea.


  • Roll of Honour:

    2/17th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Second World War, 1939-1945


Date of birth 27 July 1907
Date of enlistment 17 January 1942
Date of death 25 September 1943