Lance Corporal Kenneth Jackson
3rd Battalion, AIF
Service Number: 141
Born: 21 November 1887, Sydney, NSW
Died: 28 April 1915 Gallipoli, Turkey
Kenneth Halstead Jackson was born on 21 November 1887 at Bondi, NSW, the son of Frederick William and Jessie Elizabeth (nee Ferguson) Jackson and completed his schooling at Newington College. Prior to enlisting, Jackson worked as a clerk. His brother, Eric enlisted on the same day and served in the same battalion. Eric was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the Lone Pine campaign and on discharge in December 1918, held the rank of Lieutenant.
Jackson enlisted on 17 August 1914 along with his brother and was allocated to G Company 3rd Battalion. After a brief period of training, the battalion left Sydney aboard A14 HMAT Euripides on 18 October 1914. After stopping briefly in Albany, Western Australia, the battalion proceeded to Egypt, arriving on 2 December 1915. On 5 April 1915 Jackson embarked aboard the SS Derflinger bound for the Gallipoli peninsula. The battalion took part in the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915 as part of the second and third waves. Jackson was killed on 28 April 1915. After the war, Jackson’s mother requested that the following words be placed in the Lone Pine register “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die” but was informed that the printed copy had already been prepared for publication. The inscription could not be included as a personal epitaph on the Lone Pine Memorial due to the large number of names listed on the memorial.
- Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Turkey
- Roll of Honor, Llandilo Public School
- Roll of Honor, Victoria Park St Marys