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Pte. Lindsay Lee "Jacko" Jacgung

Australian Imperial Force. D Company 38th Btn.

from:Budgeree, Victoria.

L.L.Jacgung was my grandfather. He was born in 1897 and was from a farm at Budgeree in the Gippsland region of Victoria. Although he was present at the formation of the battalion, he arrived in England as part of the second reinforcement before the battalion left for Belgium.

The unit's history records that they were shelled heavily when they arrived at the front line for the first time. There were three casualties and L L Jacjung was one of these, his service records states he was suffering from 'shell shock.' He was back at the front line after a few days in hospital. He was gassed at Messines and again in the same year, but I believe he was at Passchendaele and Broodseinde Ridge. Due to the effects of the gas he spent a long period in hospital in England where he contracted pneumonia. He rejoined the 38th and was present at Mont St Quentin and the assault on the Hindenburg Line.

On returning to Australia in 1919, he was hospitalised. He never recovered fully from the effects of the gas and was eventually classified as 'totally and permanently incapacitated' and suffered respiratory problems until he died in 1973.

I believe he was a good shot and he continued competitive target shooting until at least his 60s. He was a Lewis gunner during the war. One unusual note on his enlistment paper is that it says his 'grandfather was a Chinaman', which is true. His grandfather was from Canton and he married an Irish woman. Like many, they made and then lost their fortune during the gold rush, so they took up farming instead.


L/Cpl. Gardner Jack

British Army 1st Battalion Royal Scots

from:Laurieston, Falkirk

(d.30th Apr 1915)

Gardner Jack was with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots, fighting at Sanctuary Wood, Zillebeke, when he lost his life. He was 32, the husband of Agnes Moodie Jack of 26 Grahamsdyke Street, Laurieston, Falkirk. He is remembered in Ypres at the Menin Gate.


Spr. John M. Jack

British Army 86th Field Company Royal Engineers


(d.13th/14th June 1917)

John Jack was killed when a shell exploded about ten yards from him whilst working at Main Bosche dump. The company HQ was at a farm NE of Kemmel at the time. He was buried in Dranoutre Cemetery, a cross being erected by his comrades. He is now in the Military Cemetery of Dranoutre. He had been with the company for less than six months.


Capt Albert Jacka VC, MC & Bar

Australian Imperial Force 14th Btn.



Pte. Charles Joseph Jackett

Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment

from:Weymouth, Dorset, England

(d.9 Apr 1917)


Pte. Walter Brocklesby Jacklin

British Army 3rd Btn. East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)

from:Stainforth, Doncaster

Walter Brocklesby Jacklin with his wife Charlotte and daughter Hilda in 1917

Walter Brocklesby Jacklin with his wife Charlotte and daughter Hilda in 1917

Private Walter Brocklesby Jacklin, Regimental No (35832) or (26057) joined the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) which was training unit and remained in UK throughout the war. On completion of training Walter would have been attached to one of the service battalions of the regiment for active service.


Sgt. Willis Jackman

British Army 4th Btn. West Riding Regiment


Pte. Robert Frater Jacks

British Army 1st Btn. Royal Scots


(d.14th Oct 1915)

Robert Jacks served with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots in France in 1915. He was killed at the age of 22. Son of Richard Jacks of Edinburgh. Robert is buried in Assevillers New British Cemetery.


L/Cpl. Albert Daniel Jackson

British Army 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers


(d.1st July 1916)

Albert Daniel Jackson served with 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers. He was aged 23 when he died on 1st July 1916. Born in Jarrow in 1892, he was the son of George and Ellen Jackson (nee Crimbley) of Jarrow. Albert Daniel Jackson is listed as being aged 18, a Solicitors Clerk living with his parents George and Ellen Jackson and family at 8 South View, Jarrow on the 1911 census. He enlisted in Scotton, Yorks.

Albert is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.


Pte. Albert Victor Jackson

British Army 9th Btn Durham Light Infantry


(d.21st Dec 1916)

Albert Victor died aged 29. He was born in Jarrow in 1887 he lived there and enlisted in Newcastle. He was the son of Jane Jackson and the late Joseph W. Jackson and the husband of Sarah Ann Jackson (nee McGill). Albert Victor Jackson age 23 Barman is with his wife Sarah Ann Jackson and children at 8 Cobden Street, Jarrow on the 1911 census.

Albert is buried in Caterpillar Valley, Longueval and is commemorated on the Triptych in St. Paul's Church Jarrow.


Pte. Albert Jackson

British Army 10th Btn. West Yorks Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own)

from:Wistow, Selby, N. Yorkshire

(d.1st July 1916)

Albert Jackson and his brother Fred joined up on the same day. They fought in the Battle of the Somme and were both killed on 1st July 1916. Their mother received telegrams within an hour of each other saying her sons had been killed in action.

Albert is my great uncle and Fred is my grandfather. Their father George was a Methodist Preacher at Wistow Methodist Chapel.


Pte. Arthur Jackson

British Army 1/4th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers

from:4 Emily Street, Burnley, Lancashire

(d.19th Apr 1917)

Arthut Jackson served with the 1/4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers during WW1. He was formerly with the East Lancs (11056) and Liverpools (28796). He was killed in action on the 19th April 1917 and is buried in the Gaza War Cemetery in Gaza. He was probably killed at the Second Battle of Gaza.


Pte. Arthur Jackson

British Army 1st/4th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers

from:4 Emily Street, Burnley, Lancashire

(d.19th April 1917)

Arther Jackson formerly served as 11056 East Lancs and 28796 Liverpools. He died on 19th April 1917 and is buried in the Gaza War Cemetery in Gaza.


Pte. Arthur Jackson

British Army 1/4th Btn. Royal Scots Fusiliers

from:4 Emily Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

(d.19th April 1917)

Arthur Jackson formerly served at Pte. 11056 East Lancs and 28796 Liverpools. He died on the 19th of April 1917 and is buried in the Gaza War Cemetery in Gaza.


Company Qtr Mstr Sjt. C. Jackson

Army 8th Btn. Durham Light Infantry


Charles "Skin" Jackson

British Army Royal Artillery


I am trying to find more info on my grandfather Charles Jackson. He was gassed and sent back to England to get better which he duly did. However after a night in the pub and a scuffle with 2 policemen who whilst he was drunk insisted my grandfather rode his bike home. As in the day it was illegal to walk a bike on the pavement. Anyway he was charged and given a choice 4 months in jail or go back to the front line. He went back and served in the Royal Artilery. A shell went off and he back again in hospital. He survived the war and lived till he was 80. I am trying to find his hospital records. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to give. Kind regards Alan


Pte. Claud Jackson

British Army 1st Btn. Northamptonshire Regiment

from:Manea, Cambridgeshire

(d.20th Aug 1916)


Lt. E. J.G. Jackson

British Army 173rd Brigade, B Bty Royal Field Artillery


Gnr. Edward Jackson

British Army 92nd Bde. D Bty. Royal Field Artillery


(d.19th Dec 1915)

Edward Jackson died of wounds on the 19th of December 1915, aged 20. He is bBuried in the Estaires Communal Cemetery, France. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jackson, of Bradford. He lived at Upper Woodlands Road, Manningham, Bradford and worked as a French polisher. He was 5’ 7” inches tall, with blue eyes and dark brown hair. On August 28th 1914 at the age of 19 years and 66 days Edward Jackson joined the Royal Field Artillery, "D" Bty. 92nd Bde. He was posted to France and on December 19th 1915 was wounded. He was taken to the 62nd Field Ambulance in Bethune but died later that day of his injuries at the age of 20. His brother died 10 months later, also in France.


Pte. Edward Archer Jackson

British Army 18th Btn. Durham Light Infantry


Pte. Edward Jackson

British Army 7th Btn. East Yorkshire Rgt.

(d.4th November 1918)


Pte. Ernest Jackson

British Army 24th Btn. Royal Fusiliers

(d.7th Nov 1918)

Ernest Jackson was executed for desertion 07/11/1918 age 32 and buried in Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Romeries, France. He was one of the last two British soldiers to be executed.


Pte. Fred Jackson

British Army 10th Btn. West Yorks Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own)

from:Wistow, Selby, N. Yorks

(d.1st July 1916)

On 1st July 1916 Fred Jackson's wife, Elizabeth (my Nan), went into the best room and saw a vision of Fred with his foot up on a small buffet. He told her he was going to have to leave her and to be strong for their two girls. The telegram arrived soon after that same day saying he had been killed in action.


Spr. Frederick Jackson

British Army 526th Field Coy Corps Royal Engineers


(d.26th Apr 1918)

Frederick Jackson who died aged 23 was born in Gateshead in 1894. He lived and enlisted in Jarrow. He was the son of Thomas and Jane Ann W. Jackson (nee Matthews) of Jarrow. Frederick Jackson age 17 Painter in Shipyard is with his parents Thomas and Jane Jackson and family at 39 Howe Street, Hebburn on the 1911 census.

Frederick is buried in Chocques Military Cemetery and is also commemorated on the Triptych in St. Paul's Church Jarrow.


Pte. G. Jackson

British Army 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers


G Jackson was wounded in 1916


Pte. George Edward Jackson

British Army 5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry


George Jackson, enlisted 25th September 1914, and arrived in France on the 1st May 1915. he was wounded on the 11th of March 1916 and discharged as no longer fit for service on 10th October 1916.


Pte. George Jackson

British Army 1st/7th Btn. Lancashire Fusiliers


My fathers George Jackson, as a 19 year old in 1911 enlisted in the 1st/7th (TA) Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in October 1911 at Cross Lane Barracks Salford. In the war he went to E Egypt then Gallipoli. George was wounded on 6/7th August 1915 was sent to Hospital in Malta then England. When recovered he was sent to 3rd training Battalion near Hull in January 1917 he was transferred to the Labour Corps and was sent to France where I believe he was wounded again.


Pte. George Walton Jackson

British Army 1st Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment

from:Hull, Yorkshire

George Jackson was injured in October 1914 in France


Lt. Harold Willows Jackson

British Army 4th Btn. East Yorkshire

from:Hornsea, East Yorkshire

(d.14th May 1917)

Harold Willows Jackson

Harold Willows Jackson

I have been researching this soldier as part of the WW1 remembrance in Hornsea, East Yorkshire. This poor lad was only 20 years of age when he died of his wounds in France. Harold Jackson was born in Hull in 1897, the only son of John Henry Jackson and Caroline Maud. He had one sister, Adele Mary born in 1900. The family lived at 19 Grosvenor Terrace, New Road, Hornsea. His father died in 1911 and was recorded as living at Holly Lodge, Hornsea at the time of his death.

He was educated at Red House, Marston Moor and was briefly a labourer before enlisting. He entered the Battalion as a private but was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in March 1915 and promoted to Lieutenant the following December.

Harold died of his wounds received during the Battle of Arras on 14th May 1917, aged 20. At the time of his death he was attached to the 10th Division Battalion. He is buried at Duisans, Etrun, Pas de Calais.


Sgt. Harold Jackson VC.

British Army 7th Btn. C Company East Yorkshire Regiment

from:Kirton, Boston

(d.24th Aug 1918)

Harold Jackson was killed in action on 24th of August 1918, aged 26 and is buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, Somme, France. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Jackson, of Allandales, Kirton, Boston.

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 7th May, 1918, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. Sjt. Jackson volunteered and went out through the hostile barrage and brought back valuable information regarding the enemy's movements. Later, when the enemy had established themselves in our line, this N.C.O. rushed at them, and single-handed, bombed them out into the open. Shortly afterwards, again single-handed, he stalked an enemy machine-gun, threw Mills bombs at the detachment, and put the gun out of action. On a subsequent occasion when all his officers had become casualties, this very gallant N.C.O. led his company in the attack, and, when ordered to retire, he withdrew the company successfully under heavy fire. He then went out repeatedly under heavy fire and carried in wounded."

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