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Lieutenant Alexander Young Jackson



Date of birth: 1883-10-03
Place of birth: Montreal Quebec Canada
Next of kin: Mrs. Henry A. Jackson, Mother, 69 Hallowell, Westmount, Quebec.
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Artist
Occupation (normalized): Sculptor, Painter, Photographer or Related Creative Artist, Specialisation Unknown
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1974-04-05


Regimental number: 457316
Highest Rank: Lieutenant
Rank detail
  1. Private, 60th Battalion, Infantry (Army). 1915-06-14 ?
  2. Lieutenant (Army). 1918-01-04 to 1919-04-30
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Battle wounded/killed: Wounded at Mt. Sorell


LAC ID: 489303
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2, image 3
Service file: B4738-S007
Uploader's Notes:

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.

Uploader's 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 [Private Army Canadian Infantry 60th Battalion Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry Canadian War Records Office ]


Date added: 2005-04-11
Last modified: 2012-10-14