Alexander Jackson (sport shooter)

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Alexander Jackson
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Full name Alexander Jackson
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Alexander Townsend Jackson, DSO was a British Army officer and sports shooter.

Jackson was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment on 9 September 1891, and was promoted to lieutenant on 24 December 1892.[1] He was seconded for service with the West African Frontier Force, and was promoted to captain on 10 January 1900.[2] He later fought in World War I and was injured three times. As of 1918, he was a lieutenant colonel, and had earned a third bar for his Distinguished Service Order.[3]

He competed for the British Olympic team at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hart's Army list, 1901
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27164. p. 1001. 13 February 1900.
  3. ^ "The Washington Times" (final ed.). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Chroniclingamerica.loc.gov. 22 June 1918. p. Sporting. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Alexander Jackson". SR/Olympic Sports.