1898 Born Newmilns, Ayrshire
1901 census at Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland. His father is a lace curtain designer
1911 census at Kirk Lane, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
1916 May 2. Landed in France as a Private, 18th Kings Royal Rifles
1917 Oct 31. From Officer Cadet Unit to be 2nd Lt Notts & Derby Regt, Alfred Oliver Jackson
MC Gazetted. 2nd Lt. Alfred Oliver Jackson, Notts. & Derby. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during lengthy operations. Having been detailed to take his reserve section to occupy a gap in the line, he took out a scout- ing party, and, coming in contact with the enemy, he organised small parties to pick off enemy, who had worked up to within 50 yards. He held on until his ammunition was exhausted, and then, although surrounded, out his way out. His courage and splendid example were beyond all praise
1919 Jan 6. 8th Bn., Notts. & Derby. Regt.— The undermentioned officers are seconded for service with the Labour Corps : — 2nd Lt. A. O. Jackson, M.C.
1919 Oct 26. Lt. A. O. Jackson, M.C., from 8th Bn., Notts. & Derby. Regt., to be Lt.
1919 Oct 11. 8th Bn., Notts. & Derby. Regt. — Lt. A. O. Jackson, M.C., is restored to the estbt.
1920 Nov 22. Joined ADRIC with service no 1086. Posted to K Coy
There is a strong possibility that he was the "Jackman" sought in connection with the Prendergast Murder ,. The British Court of Inquiry that named "Jackman" reached its conclusion on 4 Feb 1921. Jackson was still in K Coy at that time and he was not moved to F Coy till 19 Mar.
1921 Mar 19. Posted to F Coy
An Ancestry post says that the poster had in their possession a handmade copy of The Tàin by Mary A Hutton with the following inscription:- Presented to A O Jackson August 1921, signed H "Jellicoe" Palmer, Geo. L Harper, A N Other (unreadable), F Coy. Aux. Div. R.I.C., Dublin Castle.
1921 Aug 30. Resignation accepted after 6 months service Rejoined
1921 Oct 26. Rejoined and posted to E Coy . Service no. 2126
1922 Jan 9. Gazetted out Lt A O Jackson MC
1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1922 Aug 5. Leaves UK for Canada.
1923 Jun 12. Married in Wentworth, Ontario, Canada to Vera Thompkins. He is a Police Constable
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, worked in Police Force
1933 May 28 Arrives UK from Canada. Travels tourist class with his wife, Vera, his UK address was 14 Kirk Lane, Ruddington, Notts
WW2 Captain in Canadian Tank Corps
1953 Oct 19. Receives Canadian Forces Decoration
1965 On Canadian Voters list at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada