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Full Name: Donald Cameron Jackson
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): Donald Cameron
Surname: Jackson
War: Korean War, 1950-1953
Serial No.: 206360
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 24 May 1925
Place of Birth: Palmerston North, New Zealand
First Known Rank: Gunner
Occupation before Enlistment: Bus driver
Next of Kin: Mr R. A. Jackson (father), Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment Address: Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
  • JayForce
  • Kayforce
Embarkation Unit: 162 Battery
Embarkation Date: 10 December 1950
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Ormonde
Destination: Pusan, Korea (1 January 1951)
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
Place of Death: Korea
Date of Death: 27 November 1951
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1951
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo.
Obituary: The K-Force Casualty List (NZ Herald, 28 November 1951, p. 8) records D.C. Jackson as being seriously ill.
Biographical Notes:
  • Served with Jayforce 1946-47
  • Served with Kayforce 1950-51
  • Died of disease (Manchurian fever)
Description of Image:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999).
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999)
Additional Information:
  • An article on Manchurian fever appeared in the New Zealand Herald (19 November 1951, p. 8) claiming that only one soldier (not named) in Kayforce was affected and that he was not seriously ill.
  • "Health concerns had been raised by the upsurge in cases of haemorrhagic (Songo or Manchurian) fever, which occured late in 1951. During November, thirty-one cases were reported among the Commonwealth troops. These included two members of 16 Field Regiment, Gunners J.R. Watson and D.C. Jackson, both of whom died of the illness. Other victims spent months in hospital recovering." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 240)
Further References:
  • Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 240, 371, 405.
  • New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
Sources Used:
  • New Zealand Herald
  • K-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950
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