- 22 February 1917
Kent, United Kingdom
- 20 January 1995
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Dawn Jackson was born in Kent, England, the daughter of Major-General R E Jackson CMG, DSO. Educated at St Catherine's Church of England Girls School, Sydney, she served with the Voluntary Aid Detachment and subsequently with the Australian Army Women's Medical Service. She was a member of the Australian Imperial Forces from 1941 to 1947 and saw service in the Middle East and New Guinea. Colonel Jackson was associated with the combined training of the Army Women's Services Training Company and the Army Women's Services Officers School.
On 2 December 1957 Dawn Jackson was appointed the second Director of the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps, a post she held until February 1972.
Dawn Jackson was appointed to The Order of the British Empire - Officer (Military) on 11 June 1960 for her services to the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps.
Colonel Dawn Jackson died on 20 January 1995 in Canberra.
Sources used to compile this entry: Legge, J S (ed.), Who's who in Australia, 1971, 20 edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1971, 1024 pp; WRAAC Association, A Stroll down memory lane, 2001, 38 pp.