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Roderick Colin Jackson - Section 10

This sections contains two photos taken at Buckingham Palace in 1918 and 1919, both pertaining to Military Cross award ceremonies. Roderick Jackson of the 85th Battalion is present in both photos.

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After Investiture by King George V

Buckingham Palace

London, England

October 31, 1918

The caption on the original photo identified the people in the photo as, left to right, Capt. Young, MC; Mrs. Maxwell; Mrs. Mitchelle; and Major Roderick Jackson, MC. At the time, Major Jackson was an officer in the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders). He has just been awarded a Military Cross for actions on the Western Front. No information is known about the others in the photo.

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-11.3)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 


Coming From Buckingham Palace

London, England

March 15, 1919

Left to right are Major Roderick Colin Jackson, Capt. Alexander Daniel Archibald, and Capt. Archibald's wife, Lt. Mary (Graham) Archibald. The two men were officers in the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders). Mary was a nurse in the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Capt. Archibald, has just been awarded a Military Cross for gallantry for his actions during the fighting at Canal du Nord, near Cambrai, France, on September 27, 1918. He was wounded in the same action resulting in the loss of his leg. Capt. Archibald was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife Mary and Major Jackson. The medal was personally presented to him by King George V. The Archibalds were married in England only three days previously. Alexander, or Archie as he was more commonly known, was from New Town, Guysborough County, NS, and Mary was from Ontario. 

For an in depth biography and service record of Capt Archibald, click on the links below to Bruce MacDonald's detailed blog, "First World War Veterans of Guysborough County":

Capt. Alexander Daniel Archibald's Story - Part 1

Capt. Alexander Daniel Archibald's Story - Part 2

Photographer:  Unknown  
Ref. Number:  0-3 (37-1-10.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection
 

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