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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.Wayne Caldow
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.Vin Mullen
Spr. John M. Jack . British Army 86th Field Company Royal Engineers from Dollar
(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.A Clough
Capt Albert Jacka VC, MC & Bar . Australian Imperial Force 14th Btn. from Australia
Pte. Charles Joseph Jackett . Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment from Weymouth, Dorset, England
(d.9 Apr 1917)Kelly Baker
Pte. Walter Brocklesby Jacklin . British Army 3rd Btn. East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) from Stainforth, Doncaster
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.R Broadbent
Pte. Robert Frater Jacks . British Army 1st Btn. Royal Scots from Edinburgh
(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.Vin Mullen
L/Cpl. Albert Daniel Jackson . British Army 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers from Jarrow
(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.Vin Mullen
Pte. Albert Victor Jackson . British Army 9th Btn Durham Light Infantry from Jarrow
(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.Vin Mullen
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.S Flynn
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.s flynn
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.S. Flynn
Company Qtr Mstr Sjt. C. Jackson . Army 8th Btn. Durham Light Infantry
Charles "Skin" Jackson . British Army Royal Artillery from Hull
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 AlanAlan Jackson
Gnr. Edward Jackson . British Army 92nd Bde. D Bty. Royal Field Artillery from Bradford
(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.s flynn
Pte. Edward Archer Jackson . British Army 18th Btn. Durham Light Infantry
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.S Flynn
Spr. Frederick Jackson . British Army 526th Field Coy Corps Royal Engineers from Jarrow
(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.Vin Mullen
Pte. G. Jackson . British Army 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers from Gorton
G Jackson was wounded in 1916Lynne
Pte. George Edward Jackson . British Army 5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry from Stockton-on-Tees
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.Barry Jackson
Pte. George Jackson . British Army 1st/7th Btn. Lancashire Fusiliers from Salford
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.Dorothy Ashton
Pte. George Walton Jackson . British Army 1st Btn. East Yorkshire Regiment from Hull, Yorkshire
George Jackson was injured in October 1914 in FranceJeanette Jackson
Lt. Harold Willows Jackson . British Army 4th Btn. East Yorkshire from Hornsea, East Yorkshire
(d.14th May 1917)
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.Susanne Jones
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."s flynn
Henry Thomas "Harry" Jackson . Royal Naval Division Benbow BattalionRay Hart
Pte. Henry Foster Jackson . British Army 9th Btn. Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) from 2, Aske Rd., Middlesbrough.
(d.7th Jun 1917)
Henry Foster enlisted in his home town of Middlesbrough, he was killed in action at Battle Wood on the first day of the Battle of Messines, he was 24 years old. Henry has now known grave and is remembered on the Menin Gate in Ypres and on the Middlesbrough War Memorial which forms the gates to Albert Park in the town.
Pte. I. Jackson . Army 7th Btn. Durham Light Infantry
Pte. J. Jackson . British Army 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers from West Stanley
Pte. J. E. Jackson . British Army 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers from Blackhall Mill
J Jackson was discharged in April 1919Lynne
Pte. Jack Jackson MM.. British Army 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards from Consett, Co Duham
My grandfather Jack Jackson was the son of and grandson of army regulars. He joined the Coldstream Guards in May 1915 having been a miner in Co.Durham. His MM was awarded 9th October 1917 for actions [that I have never been able to elicit] at the Battle for Poelcappele. Gazetted 18 January 1918. He served with the Regiment as part of the occupying forces. He hated non-regimental officers and particularly the 'Staff' and as result refused to work for 'them' after the war, becoming a trusted bookie's runner. As a youngster I twice carried the leather bag with clock so that if he was stopped by our friendly policemen he was 'innocent'.
My father was also a regular with the Royal Tank Corps after TA service with the KOYLI's. He was killed in action on the 17th June 1941 with the 7th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment while helping to save some Guards Regiments during Operation Battleaxe. As it happens one of the regiments was the 3rd Coldstreams.
I joined the RAF as a regular in the '50's and my grandfather never spoke or wrote to me for 2 years until he saw me in uniform for the first time. I was then the first member of the family to be invited for a pint at his working mans club. He claimed that one of our forebears was the CSM of one of the newly formed cavalry regiments [Maybe Hodgson's Horse] that helped to quell the Indian Mutiny, as the only other 'white man' in the Regiment. The real claim to fame was that British soldiers of the Army in India had been injured or killed by cannon balls that rolled across the parade ground after being fired through mutineers. He suggested,and it was adopted, an easier method, just fire the gunpowder, same punishment result but no injured soldiers from the British regiments.Robert Hoyle
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