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Walter JACKSON

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Surname: JACKSON

Forename(s): Walter

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 51076

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)

Battalion / Unit: 11th Cavalry Brigade Machine Gun Squadron

Division: 4th Cavalry Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1917-12-01

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 13.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

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 entry

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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

Private Walter JACKSON

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Cavalry Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Cavalry Division

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Surname: JACKSON

Forename(s): Walter

Born: Skipton, Yorks

Residence:

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 51076

Rank: Private

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps

Battalion: (Cavalry)

Decorations:

Died Date: 01/12/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 6641, 2nd Dragoon Guards

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: JACKSON

Forename(s): Walter

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 51076

Rank: Private

Regiment: 11th Sqdn. Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) formerly 6th Dragoons (Inniskilling)

Unit:

Age: 26

Awards:

Died Date: 01/12/1917

Additional Information: Son of Mrs. E. M. Jackson, of Rose Terrace, Embsay, Yorks, and the late James Jackson.

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12 April 1918

PRIVATE WALTER JACKSON, EMBSAY

Official information has now been received by Mrs. Jackson, Rose Terrace, Main Street, Embsay, from the British Section of the International Red Cross Society at Geneva, to the effect that her son, Pte. Walter Jackson, Machine Gun Corp, was killed in action on the lst December 1917. Pte. Jackson enlisted in the (Queen’s Bay's) Dragoon Guards in January 1912, and was transferred to India in February 1914. Following the outbreak of war he was sent to France in the following December, and had only been home on leave twice - in December 1916, and in August last. Pte. Jackson was a son of the late Mr. James Jackson, Embsay, and has another brother, Pte. Willie Jackson, Transport Section of the Machine Gun Corp, who has been in France for the past three years. Prior to enlisting, Pte. Jackson was employed by Mr. Arthur Davy, Embsay. He was twenty-six years of age, and was unmarried.

31 May 1918

Private Walter Jackson, Embsay

Much sympathy was felt for Mrs. Jackson, Rose Terrace, Embsay, on Monday, when it became known that she had been officially informed by the War Office of the death of her son, Private Walter Jackson, from wounds received in action on lst December 1917. Private Walter Jackson (whose photograph we reproduced in the ‘Herald’ on April 12th last) was a son of the late Mr. James Jackson, Embsay, and grandson of the late Mr. Thomas Whitaker, Cracoe, and joined the Queen’s Bays as a regular in 1912. After spending just over a year in training at Aldershot, he was sent to India. In 1914, on the outbreak of war, he was brought back to France and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, and although he had since been continuously in the thick of the fighting, he escaped all injury until his death on 1st December 1917. Previous to enlistment, Private Jackson was employed by Mr. Arthur Davy, provision merchant, Embsay. He was twenty-six years of age and was at home on leave in August last. His brother, Private Willie Jackson, has been in France during the past three years, and is attached to the Machine Gun Corps, while a brother-in-law, Private Joseph Downs, has been in France with the Northumberland Fusiliers for the past two years.

07 June 1918

EMBSAY – Memorial Service

A memorial service was held in St. Mary’s Parish Church on Sunday morning to the late Private Walter Jackson, of Main Street, Embsay. The Rev. C. V. Brown, vicar, occupied the pulpit, and touching references were made to the noble sacrifice that had been made by our soldiers in the great struggle for Right. Special hymns were sung, and at the close of the service ‘O Rest in the Lord’ was played, the congregation remaining standing. The flag was flown at half-mast from the Church tower.

29 November 1918

JACKSON – In loving memory of Private Walter Jackson, Machine Gun Corps, killed at Cambrai 1st December, 1917.

For Country’s sake your life you gave,
You stood your trials well.

From Mother and Sisters, Embsay; and Brother and Brother-in-law in France.

05 December 1919

IN MEMORIAM

JACKSON – In loving memory of Private Walter Jackson, killed in action December 1st, 1917.

He sleeps beside his comrades
In a grave beyond the foam;
But his name is written in letters of love
In the hearts he left at home.

From Mother and Sisters, Embsay.

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12 April 1918

JACKSON – Killed in action, Dec. 1st, 1917, Pte. Walter Jackson, of the Machine Gun Corps, son of Mrs. Jackson, of Rose Terrace, Embsay, aged 26.

12 April 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Embsay Soldier Killed

Official information has been received this week by Mrs. Jackson, Rose Terrace, Embsay, from the British section of the International Red Cross Society at Geneva, to the effect that her son, Pte. Walter Jackson, of the Machine Gun Corps, was killed in action on Dec. 1st, 1917, at Braye. Pte. Jackson enlisted as a regular in the Queen’s Bays Dragoon Guards, in January, 1912. He was transferred to India in February, 1914, and was there when war broke out, and was sent to France in the following December. Pte. Jackson was a son of the late Mr. James Jackson, Embsay, and has another brother, Pte. Willie Jackson, of the Transport Section of the Machine Gun Corps, who has been in France for the past three years. Prior to enlisting Pte. Jackson was employed by Mr. Arthur Davy, Embsay. He was 26 years of age, and was unmarried.

31 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Private Walter Jackson, Embsay

Much sympathy was felt for Mrs. Jackson, Rose Terrace, Embsay, on Monday, when it became known that she had received official notice from the War Office notifying the death of her son, Pte. Walter Jackson, from wounds received in action on Dec. 1st, 1917. Pte. Walter Jackson was a son of the late Mr. James Jackson, Embsay, and grandson of the late Thos. Whitaker, Cracoe, and joined the Queen’s Bays as a regular in 1912. After spending just over a year in training at Aldershot, he was sent to India. On the outbreak of war he was brought back to France and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), and although he has since been almost continually in the thick of the fighting he escaped all injury until reported missing on Dec. 1st, 1917. Previous to joining the army, Pte. Walter Jackson was employed by Mr. Arthur Davy, provision merchant, Embsay. He was home on leave in August last, and was 26 years of age. Another brother, Pte. Willie Jackson, has been in France for over the past three years, and is attached to the Machine Gun Corps; while a brother-in-law, Pte. Joseph Downs, has been in France with the Northumberland Fusiliers for the past two years.

07 June 1918

EMBSAY

MEMORIAL SERVICE – A memorial service was held in St Mary’s Parish Church on Sunday morning last, to the late Pte. Walter Jackson, of Main Street, Embsay, Rev. C. V. Brown conducted the service and made touching reference to the noble sacrifices made by our soldiers in the great struggle for the right. Special hymns were sung, and at the close of the service ‘O rest in the Lord’ (Mendelssohn) was played on the organ, the congregation remaining standing. The flag was flown at half-mast from the church tower.

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