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Roderick Colin Jackson - Section 1

This section contains four WW1 era studio portrait photos of Roderick Jackson.

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Roderick Colin Jackson

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Sydney, NS

January, 1916

In this studio portrait photo, Roderick holds the rank of captain. He has not yet received a cap badge or collar badges for the 185th Battalion which would be in its infancy at this point. He has just been transferred from the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) and is presumably in Sydney to begin the recruitment drive for the formation of the 185th Battalion at nearby Broughton. Note the medal bar on his chest for medals received during the Boer War in South Africa.

Photographer:  Wheeler, Sydney, NS 
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-2.3)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Colin Jackson and Wife Lily

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Sydney, NS

Circa Early 1916

In this nice studio portrait photo of the Jacksons, Roderick holds the rank of captain. It looks like it would have been taken around the same time as the previous photo. Roderick has not yet received a cap badge or collar badges for the 185th Battalion which would be in its infancy at this point. Note the medal bar on his chest for medals received during the Boer War in South Africa.

Photographer:  C.W. Kelly, Sydney, NS  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-8.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Colin Jackson

185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders)

Circa 1916-1917

In this studio portrait photo, Roderick holds the rank of captain. Note the officers cap badge and collar badges for the 185th Battalion, and the medal bar on his chest for medals received during the Boer War in South Africa. The location of the photo is not known.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-7.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Roderick Colin Jackson

85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders)

England

Circa 1919

This is a studio portrait photo of Roderick Jackson that has been hand painted in colour. In the photo he holds the rank of major. His medal bar on his chest includes the Military Cross with Bar on the far left. Note the two wound stripes on his sleeve. 

Photographer:  Frank Arthur Swaine, England  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-9.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo/painting
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 

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