PVT Jackson Oliver Knight

PVT Jackson Oliver Knight

Birth
California, USA
Death 5 Dec 1942 (aged 22)
China
Burial Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 164947571 · View Source
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Jackson served as a Private, Battery H, 60th Coast Artillery (AntiAircraft), U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Los Angeles County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 27, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Plumber and also as Single, without dependents.

Jackson became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here in 1947..

Service # 19056525

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Gravesite Details "Flat Marble Marker" ~ Entered the service from California

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 13 Jun 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 164947571
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Jackson Oliver Knight (22 May 1920–5 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 164947571, citing Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .