CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Alexander Young Jackson
Died: April 5, 1974

Regimental Number:
457316
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Canadian War Records Office
Company:
Place of Birth:
Montreal, Quebec
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Henry A. Jackson, Mother, 69 Hallowell, Westmount, Quebec.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
October 3, 1883
Trade or Calling:
Artist
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Montreal, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
June 14, 1915
Age at enlistment:
31
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded at Mt. Sorell
Date of Death:
April 5, 1974
Age at Death:
90
Buried at:
McMichel Art Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 4738-7
Research Notes
A.Y. Jackson was a member of the Group of Seven, the only one to serve in the War. studied in France at the Académie Julian in Paris from 1907 - 1912
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry Canadian War Records Office
Private Canadian Infantry 60th Battalion

Already a successful painter when the War broke out, A. Y. Jackson enlisted in 1915 and was wounded in the shoulder at Mount Sorrel in June 1916, 4 months after he got to France. He returned to Canada and re-enlisted as a War Artist with the rank of Lieutenant in January 1918 working for the Canadian War Records. He was discharged in April, 1919.

When he died in 1974 he was buried on the grounds of the McMichael Gallery where any of his works are now displayed.