On this day in 1916 David Morley Jackson, a clerk, signed up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He was born in Deseronto on July 16th, 1898, the son of George Ernest Jackson and Elizabeth (née Jamieson). The family were living in Deseronto in 1901 and had moved to Point Anne by 1911.
David joined the 249th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, with the regimental number 1069227. He was five feet eight and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. His service record shows that attained the rank of lance corporal and he was discharged in Halifax on November 27th, 1918 as he was a railway employee (a telegraphist).
Jackson married Mae Marguerite Kerr in Belleville on November 24th, 1922. Family tree information on Ancestry.ca suggests that he died in Oshawa on September 25th, 1969.