Greetings all:

This is my first post here and I am looking for some research assistance.

I collect military medals and have recently become the custodian of a World War I pair of medals (British War Medal & Allied Victory Medal) that were issued to 2125057 Sapper John Moles Jackson. He enlisted with the No.1 Skilled Railway Employees and served with the 58th Broad Gauge Operating Company as a member of the Canadian Railway Troops.

His attestation papers show that he was a locomotive engineer and was living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (February 1917). Post war (1923) the Ottawa City directory shows him still employed as an locomotive engineer.

My desire is to learn more about his "professional" career and am wondering if there is way I can determine what Railway he would have worked for?

Would there be any type of rolls or indexes available to research? Additionally I would love to find a photograph of him if possible.

Any assistance or pointers that can be provided would be most gratefully appreciated.