At noon on Monday 22nd December 1941, two platoons from 'D' Coy had been redeployed to Stanley Mound, from their positions at Chung Hom Kok. At 1700 hours Battalion HQ, at Stone Hill Shelters, ordered the two 'D' Coy platoons to move to Stone Hill in order to strengthen the centre of the battalion front. Rifleman Jackson was part of this force. Later that evening the 'B' Coy and 'HQ' Coy platoons on Stanley Mound were pushed off the crest by Japanese infantry supported by mortar and artillery. The crest was re-taken after a Vickers machine gun barrage was opened on the crest of Stanley Mound on Tuesday morning (23rd Dec) from 1/Mx positions in Stanley Village.
|Pre-war map showing location of Stone Hill and the Royal Rifles of Canada Bn HQ at Stone Hill Shelters|
Rifleman Jackson was reported as missing in action and was "last seen on Stone Hill" (source Tony Banham Not the Slightest Chance). He was most probably killed at the spot on Stone Hill, where the watch was found, and this may have occurred during their evacuation under fire in the evening of Tuesday 23rd December, two days before the colony surrendered.
|Ray Jackson's grave (Courtesy Craig Mitchell)|
|Ray's Attestation Record (Ancestry.com)|
|Presentation box made by Leigh Hardwick with photo courtesy Stuart Woods|
|1938 Revised Map showing PB 315 & PB 314|
|The front entrance|
|The concrete trench leading to the tunnel|
|One of the gun compartments and machine gun loophole|
|Passageway with storage compartments and a space for a water tank|
|Hong Kong Daily Press 19th Aug. 1941|
|POW Record (National Archives)|
|Blakang Mati Artillery Barracks in 1948|
|British Military Hospital - Singapore|