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Born in Smythesdale, Victoria, Samuel Joseph Jackson was a single 19 year old compositor at the time of his enlistment in Ballarat on the 11th of April 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of July 1916.
He was wounded in action on the 1st of June 1917 and invalided to England on the 5th of June with gunshot wounds to his right arm and back.
He was wounded in action on a second occasion on the 4th of October 1917 with a gunshot wound to his right hand, but rejoined his unit on the 7th of January 1918.
Samuel returned to Australia on the 12th of June 1919 and was discharged on the 27th of July 1919.
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