A Great War D.S.O. group of six to Major Sir F.W.F.Jackson, Royal Artillery,
Lot 114
A Great War D.S.O. group of six to Major Sir F.W.F.Jackson, Royal Artillery,
Sold for £2,467 (US$ 4,147) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Great War D.S.O. group of six to Major Sir F.W.F.Jackson, Royal Artillery,
Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R., in silver-gilt and enamel; Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, four bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, S.A.01 (Lieut: F.W.T.Jackson. R.G.A.); 1914-15 Star (Major F.W.Jackson. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medal with M.I.D. Oakleaf (Major F.W.F.Jackson); Jubilee 1935. Court mounted as worn. Sold with a gold locket contiaining a picture of him in uniform. Good very fine. (6)

Footnotes

  • K.B. 1.1.1936
    C.M.G. London Gazette 1928.
    D.S.O. London Gazette 1.1.1917.
    M.I.D. London Gazette 15.6.1916; 4.1.1917.

    Major F.W.F.Jackson was born on 3.7.1881 near Cork, he was educated at Dover College. He joined the Royal Artillery as Second Lieutenant on 17.3.1900; and served in South Africa from January to December 1901, he served as Garrison Supply Officer. Lieutenant 3.4.1901; was seconded under the Colonial Office 1904 to the West African Field Force. By 1907 he had been promoted to District Commissioner in the Northern Territories. He retired from the Army in 1909 and joined the Special Reserve 1909; He became Assistant Colonial Secretary until 1914. He was promoted to Provincial Commissioner in January 1915. He returned to the U.K. and was actively involved on the Western Front. After WW1 he returned to Africaas the Commanding Officer British Forces and Senior Political Officer in Southern Togoland. Southern Togoland was ceded to the French in July 1919. He then went to the Gold Coastand served as Departmental Chief Commissioner in the Southern territories of Ashanti and served in this capacity until 1930. He retired in 1935 aged 55. He left the country in March 1936 and returned to England. He died on the 17th May 1936 after a three day illness.

    Sold with much detailed research, photocopied service papers and obituaries.
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