Gunner Ernest Victor Jackson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

1895

Date of Death

22 Dec 1916

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War time / or Pre War occupation

Clerk

Service Number

1300

Place of Birth

Chingford
United Kingdom

World War I Address

9 Cleveland Road
Ilford
IG1 1EE
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Luton
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Luton Church Burial Ground
26 Crawley Green Road
Luton
LU2 9TE
United Kingdom

Luton ward

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Source

www.cwgc.com , 11th February 2014

Gunner Jackson was the second son of Samuel Westlake Jackson and Florence Jackson of Romford. Gunner Jackson enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery in 1915, and served 12 months on the front before being wounded in action. He was sent back to the UK to recover, and was stationed at Biscot R.F.A camp. It was while serving here that he was killed in an unfortunate accident in December 1916.

His mother Florence, who had already lost her husband and two other sons in the war, was solely dependent upon Ernest to look after her. When hearing of the full circumstances the Royal Field Artillerymen, of Biscot Camp, staged a benefit concert for her in February of 2017.

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Ernest Victor Jackson

Thank you for this site. I have only just discovered it after years of military research on my family in the Great War. Ernest was a Cousin of mine and I have visited his gravestone in Luton many times over the last few years. I have also contacted, about 6 years ago, surviving direct relatives of his in Canada who have also come to visit the gravestone in 2012.