EGYPT 1882, 3 CLASPS, SUAKIN 1884, EL-TEB-TAMAAI, SUAKIN 1885, ‘25342 CORPL. W. JACKSON, 6/1 SCO. DIV.’
25342 QM Sergeant William Jackson joined the Royal Artillery in 1866 aged 15. Serving in Egypt between August 1882 and January 1887, taking part in the Egypt Campaign 1882 (medal) and Sudan 1884-5 (3 clasps). He was promoted Sergeant April 1883 and QM Sergeant October 1887 when he transferred to the ASC. He was discharged in November 1894 and was also entitled to the Khedives Star and LSGC medal. Note; his medal with rank corporal for initial award, his 3 clasps issued later as with most of his battery, this confirmed on rolls.
During the battle of El-Teb on 29th February 1884, Sergeant Jackson was wounded by a gunshot to face.
A scarce casualty medal to RA; one killed and three wounded, Jackson being the senior casualty.
Condition VF, with copy Service Papers confirming Wounding, Census Returns, Medal Roll etc