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Sgt. William Cameron Jack .     Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 44 Squadron   from Barrmill, Beith, Ayrshire)

(d.15th March 1944)

William Jack was my second cousin. I only found his information via CWGC site. He was an air gunner and is buried in Durnbach Cemetery. I would love to find out more.

Spr. Harry Sydney "Don" Jackaman .     British Army Railway Unit Royal Enginners   from Monks, Eliegh)

My Dad, Harry Jackaman served with the Royal Enginners Railway Unit.

Spr. Harry Sydney "Don" Jackaman .     British Army Royal Engineers   from Monks Eligh)

Don Jackaman was held as Pow number 10804.

Dvr. William Jacklin .     British Army Royal Engineers (d.14th Nov 1943)

My aunt met William Jacklin during the war when he was stationed in Northern Ireland. He was a Protestant and she a Roman Catholic. William became a Roman Catholic so he and my aunt could marry. When William returned to England to commence with the war he made my mum promise that she would look after my aunt when he was away at war.

One evening my mum was walking home to my grandparent's house and she saw william walking towards her and then disappear. Next day a telegram arrived to say that he had been shot accidentally at his barracks. William died on the 14th November, 1943. His body was brought back to my aunt in N. Ireland and he is buried in the local cemetery. My aunt was only 21 and just married a year.

If anyone knew a Wiliam Jacklin service no. 195007 Royal Engineers or served with him I would like to hear from them.

Cpl. Benjamin Charles Jackman .     Army 9th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (d.16th Jan 1945)

Pte. Alfred Henry Jacks .     British Army 1st Battalion Rifles Brigade   from White Chapel, London)

Alfred Jacks was in this prisoner of war camp and we found photos on the internet of him with lots of other people. He was taken prisoner in Calais and was a prisoner for 5 years before returning home. One of his friends that we know of was Jimmy who was also in the photos and returned home with him, he also had a bird which he trained and some people used to call him 'Jack Sparrow' as his nickname. He never spoke much of his time during the POW camps but he started to write a book but suffered nightmares due to his experiences so unfortunately never finished it.

He was awarded 6 medals including the 'Dunkirk' medal as he and his company stayed behind to allow the other soldiers to comeback on the boats during Dunkirk, 'Operation Dynamo' in May 1940. He was missing presumed dead for a year after his capture.

He has just recently passed away aged 93. And he left behind his two daughters, 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. There is so much more to say but for now we would like to see if anyone remembers him and has some information, particularly Jimmy if he is still with us.

Pilot Officer A K Jackson .     RAF VR 59 Squadron

Pte. Albert Cecil "Peter" Jackson .     British Army Northamptonshire Regiment   from Ketton, Stamford, Lincolnshire)

QMS. Albert Jackson .     British Army Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders   from Doncaster)

My father Albert Jackson, served as QSM with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and formerly Highland Light Infantry. He transferred to QOCH after they reformed following Dunkirk. He served in India and Burma.

He did not talk about the war and died aged 66. Since my mother Mary died, I have recently acquired a large photograph album depicting members of the regiment in India and Burma with many names and ranks associated with the photos. Any information that can be provided about my father, or if anyone knew him, please get in touch.

Sub Lt. (A) Arthur Myles Jackson .     Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve H.M.S. Shrike   from Douglas, Isle of Man)

(d.23rd Jul 1944)

Arthur Jackson was 22 years old and was married to Third Offr. Thelma Daphne Jackson, W.R.N.S. who was also killed the same day.

Arthur Frederick Jackson .     Royal Navy HMS Nigeria

My father, Fred Jackson served on HMS Nigeria between 1942 and 1945 in Malta, Burma and with the Russian convoys.

F/O Bernard Lionel Jackson .     Royal New Zealand Air Force 15 Sqdn. (d.31st July 1943)

F/O Jackson served with 15 Squadron. His Stirling bomber EF428 LS-N, took off from Mildenhall at 22.46 hours for operations to Remscheid. The aircraft crashed at Kleinbroich, 9km east of Monchengladbach. All the crew except for F/Lt Dillicar, who is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery, have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. The full crew were:

  • Sgt A.V.E. Cobby
  • F/Lt J.C. Dillicar, pilot
  • F/O B.L. Jackson
  • Sgt G.H. Beck
  • F/Sgt I.G. Ramsay
  • Sgt P.K. Middleton
  • Sgt A.J. Gibbons
  • Lt A.R. Ingle

  • Bill Jackson .     British Army Royal Artillery

    I am hoping to trace anyone who was in stalag 8b and knew a Bill Jackson R.A. or a Bob Etherington of The Green Howards.

    F/Sgt. Clifford Jackson .     Royal Air Force 50 Squadron (d.8th Jul 1944)

    Clifford Jackson served as a navigator

    Able Sea. David Jackson .     Royal Navy HMS Convolvulus   from Glasgow)

    (d.20th Feb 1944)

    Able Seaman Jackson was theson of Benjamin and Rachel Jackson, of Hillington, Glasgow. He was 22 when he died and is buried in the Gibraltar (North Front) Jewish Cemetery in Gibraltar.

    P/O. Derek Jackson .     Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (d.4th Feb 1945)

    Pilot Officer Derek Jackson died aged 20 whilst serving with the Royal Air Force. Born in 1914 in Tynemouth he was the son of Stewart Craig Jackson and Lucy Jackson (nee Stockdale) of Hebburn.

    Derek is buried in Whitley Bay (Hartley South) Cemetery and is commemorated on the WW2 Roll of Honour Plaque in the entrance of Jarrow Town Hall.

    Dick Jackson .     British Army Northumberland Fusiliers

    Dick Jackson served with the Northumberland Fusiliers

    Pte. Eric Starkey Jackson .     Royal Army Medical Corps   from Middlesex)

    (d.28th Nov 1942)

    Starkey Jackson served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

    Pte. F. Jackson .     British Army Pioneer Corps (d.17th Jun 1940)

    Pte. F Jackson of the Pioneer Corps lost his life in the sinking of the Lancastria.

    L/Cpl. Frank William Jackson MM..     Royal Engineers 572th Army Field Company   from Hucknall, Nottingham)

    (d.24th Sep 1943)

    Frank Jackson was killed in Italy whilst serving with the Royal Engineers.

    LAC Frederick Cecil Jackson .     Royal Air Force   from 3 Bloomfield Terrace, Woodhouse, Leeds.)

    Frederick Cecil Jackson in uniform

    My father, Frederick Cecil Jackson was an LAC and his trade trade FMA. As usual the relevant questions were not asked at the time and now it is too late. My father very rarely spoke of his time in the R.A.F just a casual comment. I know he served at Syerston in June 1944 as I have a recommendation and a photo of a dispersal point at Cardington dated 18th March 1946. Any information would be much appreciated.

    George Jackson .     British Army 7th Btn. Northumberland Fusiliers

    My grandfather, George Jackson, appears on a photo with about ten other POWs that was posted home to my gran in March 1942 from Stammlager IX-C before he was transferred to Stalag 383. I also have a photo of my grandad and his brother Ralph taken at the annual camp in 1954 with about 30 other officers and sergeants.

    Gordon Keith Jackson .     Army Royal Artillery   from New Zealand)

    Gunner Gordon Keith Jackson. Left New Zealand in 1940 as part of the 1st or 2nd Artillery Field Regiment. He was a POW at Stalag V111b, and worked in a Coal Mine, where he passed away apparantely from Pnuemonia. We would loved any information on Gordon.

    Harold Jackson .     United States Air Force 365 Squadron 305th Bomb Group

    My dad, Harold Jackson, was with the 8th Air Force, 305th Bomb Group 365 Squadron. He was shot down on his second Schweinfurt Raid on 14th October 1943. He was injured when he bailed out and, after the treatment in hospital, was in Stalag 9c for a brief time. He then went to Stalag 17b until the march and literation. Does anyone remember him?

    James "Jacko" Jackson .     British Army Middlesex Regiment   from Barnet)

    I am looking for any information about my father James Jackson who joined the Middlesex Regiment about 1939. He saw action at Dunkirk and was hospitalised at Woolwich afterwards. He was a Geordie by birth, although he lived in Barnet. He served until the end of the war and was probably demobbed in 1945. Anyone remember him?

    S/Sgt. John W. Jackson .     United States Army   from Frankfurt, MO, USA)

    I am looking for information about POWs in Stalags 3c or 12a from 7th July 1944 to 31st January 1945. My father was interned in these camps during this time. He enlisted through Jefferson Barracks, MO (near St Louis) and lived in Quincy, IL after the war, until his death in 1993.

    Sgt. Lionel Frederick Richard "Tony" Jackson .     2nd NZEF 18th Battalion   from Kaitia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand )

    My Great Grand-dad, Lionel Jackson was a POW, he was captured by the Italians in 1941 and was commenced to the death march (supposedly ending in Germany) in 1942 he was then transferred over into German Nazi's hands. Waking up one day he saw himself surrounded by the Americans, this was in 1945. According to my Mum and Poppa he was firstly recognised as missing in action. My Nan (great-grand mother)then received a telegraph say he was a POW.

    If there is anyone that remembers him, or has any photos or anything that has something to do with him. Please feel free to get in contact.

    Margaret Jackson .     Womens Auxiliary Air Force Balloon Command

    My mother, Margaret Jackson was a telephonist in the WAAF, Balloon Command. I know she was at Falmouth on D-Day, which was also her 21st birthday. She served in a number of places. She wore one of `Mrs Roosevelt's dresses' when she and Dad married in September 1944.

    I was born in 1947 and remember the aerodrome at Breighton still being operational. Our house adjoined it and I was taken from my bed (being sick with measles) to see, and sit on the wing of, a Spitfire. We witnessed the gradual shutting down of the base until it was left as a wonderful playground for the village children. I didn't know what a tennis court was and thought the big mesh enclosure was where the POWs were kept!

    If anyone remembers my mother, please get in touch.

    Sgt. N. C. Jackson VC..     Royal Air Force 106 Sqd.

    Peter Jackson .     Royal Air Force RAF Regiment

    My name is Peter Jackson. I am a 1924 model. I served in the RAF Regiment from 1942 until 1944 when I transferred to an infantry battalion (Scots Guards). I volunteered to transfer because of the C.O.

    For some months I was stationed at Bardney with an A.A. flight. The guns we had were twin Brownings which we never had occasion to fire. We were used many times to assist the armourers in the 'bombing up' of the aircraft. This meant that after breakfast we would to to the bomb dump and, under supervision of the armourers, unpack incendiaries from the factory crates and pack them in the containers to be put on the aircraft. After an early lunch we went to the dispersal points where the loaded bomb trolleys would be waiting. Two of us would be allotted to each aircraft, each of us with a hand operated winch. The noses of the winches would lock into any of the several shaped outlets in the floor of the fuselage, above the bomb bay. The cable within the winch would be pulled down by an armourer and attached to either an incendiary container or an HE (high explosive) which would then be raised up into the bomb bay. Most of us 'regiment types' found this a welcome change from the boring hours on a gun post. Little or no thought was given to the aircrew, and the danger they would face in delivering this cargo, or to those on the receiving end.

    I clearly remember how us 'regiment types' used to think what an untidy lot the aircrew were - their tunics unbuttoned, hands in pockets, sometimes wearing scarves and smoking. Whereas we had to be 'properly' dressed at all times. It was not until many years later that I came to realise just what it would have meant to have the courage to be one of them.

    I saw action as an infantryman in Europe. Believe me, I would serve as such any time rather than be aircrew. Theirs was an outstanding form of courage. Aircrew have my greatest respect.

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