Biography

Birth date: 24 November 1919
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Death date: 07 May 2004
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Burradoo
Final rank: Brigadier
Service number: 2111 - Vietnam, 1962-1975
Units:
  • Australian Army Service Corps
  • 1st Australian Task Force

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: Australian Army Service Corps
  • Conflict: Unlinked Conflict

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 1st Australian Task Force
  • Conflict: Vietnam, 1962-1975

Collection Items

Photograph

060789

POM POM VALLEY, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-27. NX12242 MAJOR O. D. JACKSON, BRIGADE MAJOR, 18TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE.

060789

060791

POM POM VALLEY, NEW GUINEA. 1943-11-27. THREE MEMBERS OF THE 18TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BRIGADE GUARD UNIT SX931 PRIVATE E. THOMAS (1); SX855 PRIVATE A. W. RAMSDEN (2); NX150251 CORPORAL P. G. REARDON (3); SALUTE NX12242 MAJOR O. D. JACKSON (4); AND SX1741 CAPTAIN R. J. S. SEDDON (5).

060791

129445

DUNTROON, ACT. 1946-06-05. GROUP PORTRAIT OF OFFICERS AND LECTURERS, ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE. SHOWN: MAJOR (MAJ) E. L. COOK; MAJ G. WEBSTER; MAJ R. E. ROBINSON; CAPTAIN (CAPT) J. G. HUNTER; MAJ J. R. NIMMO; MAJ P. P. JACKSON; CAPT N. W. W. WILSON; LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LT COL) J.T LAIRD; PROFESSOR A....

129445

P00239.014

SOUTH VIETNAM. A VISIT BY BRIGADIER (BRIG) O. D. JACKSON, DSO (LEFT), TO THE HIGHLANDS OF SOUTH VIETNAM. HE IS TALKING TO 13668 CAPTAIN ARTHUR BARRY (BARRY) PETERSEN OF SARINA, QLD, (SECOND FROM LEFT) AND MEMBERS OF TRUONG SON FORCE. CAPT PETERSEN SERVED WITH THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY TRAINING TEAM...

P00239.014

053744

ATHERTON TABLELAND, QLD. 1943-07-02. THOSE PRESENT AT A SPECIAL CONFERENCE AT THE 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION HEADQUARTERS, ARE LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW: NX112778 CAPTAIN (CAPT) A. LEWIS; SX1741 CAPT R. J. S. SEDDON; SX2997 CAPT P. H. G. GEDDES; NX51088 CAPT W. T. PRENTICE; NX12242 MAJOR (MAJ) O. D....

053744

Film

HMAS Sydney unloads

HMAS Sydney at sea c May 1965 on operation Trimdon the transport of 1 RAR to Vung Tau South Vietnam. Rear Admiral T K Morrison arrives by Wessex helicopter. He his greeted by Sydney's commander Captain G J B Crabb . 8 June 1965 Sydney anchored off Vung Tau and unloading trailers and Land Rovers by...

F10736

1st Battalion RAR advance party arrive Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon. DPR/TV/253

The first element of the main body of the First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment landed at Saigon's Tan Son Nhut Air Base at dawn Wednesday 1965-06-02. The battalions Commanding Officer, Lieut-Col. I.R.W. Brumfield was the first to disembark from the aircraft. He was met at the bottom of the...

F10075

Dr J.A. Forbes visits Australians in Vietnam. DPR/TV/267-268

The Minister for the Army Dr J A Forbes, arrived at Tan Son Nhut airport, Saigon, for a three day visit to Australian soldiers. Apart from visiting 1RAR and Australian Logistic Support Company at Bien Hoa the minister travelled to outlying stations to talk with members of the Australian Army...

F10081

6th Bn RAR, Memorial Service DPR/TV/435

6 Battalion RAR held a memorial parade in memory of eighteen of their members who died in action against the Viet Cong at Long Tan. Chaplain R Thompson read the first lesson and led the troops reciting the Lord's Prayer. Delta Company Platoon Sergeant Ron Buick read the second lesson. A group of...

F10109

C.G.S. (Lt Gen T.J. Daly) visits troops in Vietnam. DPR/TV/440

The Australian Army Chief of General Staff (CGS), Lieutenant General T J Daly visited Australian troops in operational areas in South Vietnam. The Commander, US Military Assistance Command, General Westmoreland and the Australian Force Commander, Major General Kenneth Mackay, briefed the CGS at...

F10110

Language Training School graduation parade DPR/TV/445

Twenty nine Australian soldiers have become the first graduates of an experimental school set up to train fluent interpreters. At the same school South Vietnamese soldiers studied the English language. Commander of the 1st Task Force Brigadier O D Jackson and the Phuc Tuy Province Chief, Colonel...

F10111

Rugby debut in Vietnam, 6th Bn RAR V 161 N.Z. Arty Bty. DPR/TV/480

Rugby Union made its debut in Phouc Tuy Province of South Vietnam when a team from the 6th Battalion RAR played a team from the 161st New Zealand Artillery Battery at the Ba Ria Stadium. New Zealand won the toss and kicked off watched by hundreds of Vietnamese and troops. The field was marked out...

F10114

Military Cross presentation to Major Harry Smith DPR/TV/539

Gallantry awards were presented to 11 Australian soldiers in a ceremony at Nui Dat, South Vietnam; nine of the awards were won by officers and men of Delta Company of the 6th Battalion, RAR. Awards included a Military Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, three Military Medals and six Mention in...

F10125

Sound

(2111) Jackson, Oliver David DSO OBE (Brigadier) officer commanding 1 Australian Task Force (1ATF), South Vietnam, 1966-1967, interviewed by Bruce Horsfield

Oliver David Jackson, as a brigadier, officer commanding 1 Australian Task Force (1ATF), South Vietnam, 1966-1967, interviewed by Bruce Horsfield A transcript of this recording may be available. For further information please contact the Sound section.

S04204

Brigadier Oliver David Jackson DSO OBE (Rtd) as the brigadier Commander 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF), South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Lex McAulay

Brigadier Oliver David Jackson DSO OBE (Rtd) as the brigadier Commander 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF), South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Lex McAulay A transcript of this recording may be available. For further information please contact the Sound section.

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Timeline

Date of birth 1919-11-24
Date of death 2004-05-07