Person Index

Edwards, Alice Emily

Alice Emily Edwards
b: 1878
Birth Details
1878/4261, Alice Emily Edwards, Mother: Mary Ann, Father: John

Marriage Details
1900/2886, Bride: Alice Emily Edwards, Groom: Aubrey Jackson - Date of Marriage 16/4/1900 from Marriage Registration

Wairarapa Daily Times 21 August 1917
Word has been received in Masterton that Private H. J. Edwards, brother-in-law of Lieut. Aubrey Jackson, of Masterton, has been wounded in France.

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
Full Name Aubrey Jackson
Rank Last Held Captain
Forename(s) Aubrey
Surname Jackson
War World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No. 13681
Date of Birth 15 August 1876
Place of Birth Victoria, Australia
Religion Baptist
First Known Rank Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment Warehouse manager
Next of Kin Mrs E. A. Jackson (wife), 80 Bannister Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Marital Status Married, 5 children
Enlistment Address 80 Bannister Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Physical Description Other: Referred to Dentist
Enlistment Date 10 January 1916
Age on Enlistment 38
Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit 8th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion, F Company
Embarkation Date 26 June 1916
Place of Embarkation Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 56
Vessel Maunganui
Destination Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Footnotes Born in Australia.
Nominal Roll Number 34
Page on Nominal Roll 31
Other Units B. Coy.- Division Salvage Company
- Division Canteen
Military Training Grenade School
Last Unit Served New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Place of Death Havrincourt, France
Date of Death 5 September 1918
Age at Death 40
Year of Death 1918
Cause of Death Killed in action
Cemetery Name Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference I. B. Headstone 24.
Biographical Notes Father of Aubrey Montague Ferdinand born 27 April 1901 at Carterton, Ada Mary Reta (Reta) born 11 March 1903 at Carterton, Illene Alice May (Snow) born 19 March 1904 at Carterton, Eric James born 10 March 1906 at Palmerston North and Alfred Hector (Hec) born 14 September 1910 at Masterton.
Was still attached to Canteens Division at time of death.
Wife Alice Emily Jackson, nee Edward remarried Frederick Polly. She died on Waiheke Island.
Description of Image Family group and soldier in uniform
Additional Information The Battle of the Scarpe: On September 4th [1918] the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, as Divisional reserve, moved to the area between Favreuil and Fremicourt, reconnoitring parties going east as far as Bertincourt to keep battalions informed as to the ever-changing situation. Transport lines and quartermasters'' stores were brought up to the north side of Bapaume.The 2nd Brigade having taken Neuville on the 5th September, completed its fine work by capturing Metz-en-Couture and clearing Havrincourt Wood by dawn on the 7th. (The Official History of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade by Lt.Col. W.S. Austin)
New Zealand lost 18,166 service men and women, out of a population of approximately 1,089,825, in World War I. Nearly all those killed were buried overseas - 5325 New Zealanders have no known grave.
Archives NZ source Military personnel file
Sources Used Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
Previous Military Experience Territorial officer -2nd Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, 9th Regiment from 19 February 1912.
Eketahuna Mounted Rifles for 6 years.

Death Details
1918/30376, Aubrey Jackson, Aged: NR

Evening Post 17 September 1918
The Masterton correspondent of The Post telegraphs: Cable advice was received last night announcing the death in action on 5th September of Captain Aubrey Jackson, who left with the 14th Reinforcements. Captain Jackson was in the employ of G. W. Perry and Co., Masterton when he enlisted. He was born in Carterton, and was forty-four years of age. For many years he had taken a prominent interest in Territorial matters, and held a commission in the 17th Ruahine Regiment.

Probate Aubrey Jackson, Place: Masterton, Occ: Storemanager/NZEF, Date of Death: 5/9/1918, AAOF W5447 92/18, Filed: 18/11/1918, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington
  • 1878 - Birth -
John Edwards
1809 - 25 MAY 1889
John Edwards
1836 - 13 OCT 1892
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) John Edwards
Death13 OCT 1892
Marriage1868to Mary Ann Grey
FatherJohn Edwards
MotherMary Unknown
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Grey
Marriage1868to John Edwards
MHenry James Third Son Edwards
Death10 AUG 1937
Marriage13 FEB 1901to Maude Florence Edith Walsh at St Augustine''s Church, Petone
MEdwin Sildon Edwards
FEda Sarah Edwards
Marriage15 SEP 1903to Archibald Forbes McMinn
FAlice Emily Edwards
Marriage16 APR 1900to Aubrey Jackson
MErnest Arthur Edwards
MAlfred George Edwards
MWalter Frederick Edwards
Death12 JUN 1941
Marriage14 JUN 1894to Maud Riddick Russell at St James Anglican Church, Lower Hutt
MWilliam Albert John Edwards
Death7 JAN 1904
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Aubrey Jackson
Death5 SEP 1918
Marriage16 APR 1900to Alice Emily Edwards
PARENT (F) Alice Emily Edwards
Marriage16 APR 1900to Aubrey Jackson
FatherJohn Edwards
MotherMary Ann Grey
MAubrey Montague Ferdinand Jackson
Birth27 APR 1901
Marriage1924to Elizabeth Frances Chatfield
FAda Mary Rita Jackson
Birth11 APR 1903
Marriage1925to Kenneth McDermott
FIlene Alice May Jackson
Birth19 MAR 1904
Marriage1926to Timothy Titus Cragg
MEric James Jackson
Birth10 MAR 1906
Death13 NOV 1974
MHector Alfred Jackson
Birth14 SEP 1910
Descendancy Chart
Aubrey Jackson d: 5 SEP 1918
Aubrey Montague Ferdinand Jackson b: 27 APR 1901 d: 1966
Ada Mary Rita Jackson b: 11 APR 1903 d: 1975
Ilene Alice May Jackson b: 19 MAR 1904 d: 1989
Timothy Titus Cragg b: 1902 d: 1955
Eric James Jackson b: 10 MAR 1906 d: 13 NOV 1974
Hector Alfred Jackson b: 14 SEP 1910 d: 1988
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