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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 51076
Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)
Battalion / Unit: 11th Cavalry Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Division: 4th Cavalry Division
Date of Death: 1917-12-01
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 13.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY, YORKSHIRE
Walter Jackson was the son of James and Emily Mary Jackson, née Whitaker. James was born at Embsay and Emily at Yafforth, Yorkshire.
1901 Embsay, Yorkshire Census: Primrose Gill - Walter Jackson, aged 9 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of James and Emily M. Jackson.
1911 Embsay, Yorkshire Census: Rose Terrace - Walter Jackson, aged 19 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Emily Mary Jackson, widow.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Walter Jackson, 6641, 6th Dragoons & 517076, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Theatre of War first served in: 1 [France]. Date of entry therein: 16 December 1914.
The 4th Cavalry Division was originally the 1st Indian Cavalry Division; the Division was renamed in November 1916.
A short biography of Walter is included in: ‘Though lost to sight to memory ever dear - Embsay-with-Eastby First World War Roll of Honour’ by Jane Lunnon, David Turner, Chris Lunnon (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
JACKSON, Walker, aged 26, M.G.C., Main Street, killed in action Dec. 1, 1917.
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Private Walter JACKSON
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Cavalry Division
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