The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Charles Jackson|
Name of Ancestor: Charles Jackson
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1881
Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1945
Cause of Death: Not Known
Service Number: 1455
Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable Place of Enlistment: England
Unit: No 1 Stationary Field Hospital Charlestown South Africa - British Solider.
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Detail not provided
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided
Murray Page: Not Applicable
Contingent: Not Applicable
Ship: 'Avoca' Hospital Ship Date of Sailing: 18/01/1900
Memorial details: Buried in Maribyrnong Victoria
Decorations: Detail not provided
Personal Characteristics: "A good and compassionate man. Money was sent home to his Mother as a priority, teetotaller and Christian outlook. Although married he had no children". Eileen Webber.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: Detail not provided
Service and life after the Boer War: Eileen M Webber nee Meek/Mannion B: 29 Sept 1937 at Stockport, Cheshire, UK. Moved to Oldham, Lancs 1940 - birth place of Great Uncle Charles Jackson.
Left England 1973 with then husband and young family of 4 to live in Zambia working for Anglo American in the Nchanga Open Cut Copper Mine. Charles mentions the township of Nchanga in his diary. Emigrated from Africa to Qld Australia settling in Scarborough 1974. Charles emigrated from England to Australia about 1910, he died in Victoria 1945.
Charles' diary discovered in 2006 in Oldham by his Great Nephew David Kershaw, who then posted it to Bill Jackson, another Great Nephew in Wellington, New Zealand, where a copy was made. Eileen first came across the diary in 2007 when David, Bill and Eileen met in Oldham, when Bill returned the diary to David. In 2008 Eileen stayed with Bill in NZ and copied the diary for herself.
In 2009 - 109 years after Charles first diary entry, Charles' name and diary were submitted to Colleen O'Leary and the committee of BWM.
Charles, the diary and Eileen have travelled thousands of coincidentally similar miles, to enable Charles to be remembered by The National Boer War Memorial
Name of Descendant: Eileen Webber, Keperra QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Uncle
Anne Marie Feary - Grand neice
Noel Francis Feary - Friend
Jack David Feary - son of Anne Marie and Noel
Harrison James Feary - son of Anne Marie and Noel
Ruth Frances Bradhurst - Grand neice
Timothy Peter Bradhurst - Husband of Ruth
Amelia Frances Bradhurst Ruth and Tim's daughter
Timothy Joseph Bradhurst Ruth and Tim's son