Lieutenant-Colonel William Sydney Jackson passed away peacefully on January 22, 2019 at Hollyburn House in West Vancouver. Born in Calgary June 12, 1917, Bill was taken on strength with the British Columbia Hussars in August of 1939 and was with the unit as they converted to a Searchlight Regiment. He joined Canadian Active Service Force on 10 September 1939, serving at the Narrows North Fort and other locations in BC before heading overseas and serving as the Command Post Officer for the 1st Canadian Artillery Rocket Battery. After the war, he joined the 15th Field Regiment RCA as Adjutant and worked his way through the Officer ranks being promoted Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Commanding Officer 23 December 1955. He was Past President of the Royal Canadian Artillery Association and will be remembered by the Regiment through the award of the Lieutenant-Colonel Jackson trophy to the most proficient Bombardier which is awarded annually.
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