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Jackson, Dawn Valerie Vautin (1917 - 1995)

OBE

Born
22 February 1917
Kent, United Kingdom
Died
20 January 1995
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Servicewoman

Summary

Dawn Jackson was born in Kent, England, the daughter of Major-General R E Jackson CMG, DSO. Educated at St Catherine's Church of England Girls School, Sydney, she served with the Voluntary Aid Detachment and subsequently with the Australian Army Women's Medical Service. She was a member of the Australian Imperial Forces from 1941 to 1947 and saw service in the Middle East and New Guinea. Colonel Jackson was associated with the combined training of the Army Women's Services Training Company and the Army Women's Services Officers School.

On 2 December 1957 Dawn Jackson was appointed the second Director of the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps, a post she held until February 1972.

Dawn Jackson was appointed to The Order of the British Empire - Officer (Military) on 11 June 1960 for her services to the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps.

Colonel Dawn Jackson died on 20 January 1995 in Canberra.

Sources used to compile this entry: Legge, J S (ed.), Who's Who in Australia, 1971, 20 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1971, 1024 pp; WRAAC Association, A Stroll down memory lane, 2001, 38 pp.

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Archival resources

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • First WRAAC, Women's Royal Australian Army Corps, 1951 - 1953, F03488; Fletcher, Joan; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details
  • A pre-dinner chat for Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) officers, SMT/66/0042/EC; Smith or Smither; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Jackson, Dawn Valerie Vautin, 1939 - 1948, 2002/05094125; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

Digital resources

Title
Women's Royal Australian Army Corps (WRAAC) officers
Type
Image
Date
2 April 1966
Control
SMT/66/0042/EC
Source
Australian War Memorial

Details

Anne Heywood

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