JACKMAN, James Joseph Bernard  
Name:  Jackman, James Joseph Bernard
Date of birth:  March 19th, 1916 (Dublin, Ireland)
Date of death:  November 26th, 1941 (El Duda, Tobruk, Libia)
Nationality:  Irish
Rank: Captain
Unit: The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, British Army
Received on: 20 October 1942
Action: On 25 November 1941 an allied attack on El Duda Ridge near Tobruk, Libya, was beaten off by heavy fire from enemy anti-tank guns. Captain Jackman and his unit stormed forwards in order to break through. During this attack he endangered his own life when he was directing his troops to their correct positions. He motivated his men by his calm and brave behaviour and when they reached their positions they managed to put the enemy out of action. During the next attack on El Duda on 26 November 1941 Captain Jackman was wounded mortally.
Details: James Joseph Bernard Jackman is buried at the Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya.
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Picture source:   - Neil Hutton
Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
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