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William JACKSON (2)

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Surname: JACKSON

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Silsden, Yorkshire

Service No: 781282

Rank: Driver

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'D' Battery 311th (West Riding) Brigade

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Date of Death: 1923-03-24

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Local War Memorial: SILSDEN, YORKSHIRE

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William Jackson (born 24 September 1892) was the son of Isabella Jackson (born Eastburn, Yorkshire, c. 1863), daughter of Thomas and Mary Jackson.

1901 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 6, Highfield Lane - Willie Jackson, aged 9 years, born Silsden, son of Isabella and [stepson of] John W. Barber. [Isabella had married John William Barber in 1893.]

1911 Silsden, Yorkshire Census: 13, St John's Street - William Jackson, aged 18 years, born Silsden, son of Isabella Barber, widow.

The British Army Pension Record for William Jackson exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Dvr William Jackson, 781282, R.F.A.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Dvr William Jackson, 781282, R.F.A. T[erritorial Force]. Disch. 15.2.18. [William received the Silver War Badge.]

The 311th (West Riding) Brigade, R.F.A. was part of the 62nd (2/West Riding) Division until January 1917 when it became an Army Brigade.

William is probably buried in Silsden (St. James) Churchyard.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

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'Keighley News' (31 March 1923)


The death occurred on Saturday after a lingering illness of Mr Willie Jackson of St. John's Street, Silsden. The deceased who was 30 years of age served in the Royal Field Artillery after [sic] the war. He was discharged from hospital in 1918 after undergoing treatment for gas poisoning, but he never regained his usual health. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Silsden Parish Church, at which the officiating clergyman was the Vicar. There was a large and representative gathering of ex-servicemen among whom were Messrs A. Shuttleworth, F. Pakes, J. Town, J.Brear, J. Bancroft, A. Hogg and A. Ayrey, while the bearers were Messrs W Hodgson, M. Sharp, H. Spencer, D. Wade, F. Fishwick, J. Wade, E. Holmes and J. Jowett. Mr W.M. Watson (vice chairman of District Pension Committee) was also present. Among the floral tributes was a wreath from Silsden branch of the British Legion and one from Silsden Warpdressers and Warptwisters Club of which the deceased was a member.



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14 April 1915


The following is a list of recruits enlisted from Silsden recently, which bring the total number of men who have joined the colours from Silsden since the outbreak of war to 157:– Gunner Horace Jones, Driver George Smith, Driver Wm. Jackson, Gunner John McCrea, Gunner John Holmes, Gunner Clarence Gallagher, Driver Frank Thornber, Gunner Frederick Fishwick. The above have joined the West Riding Howitzer Brigade, R.F.A., Otley. The following have joined various other regiments:– Sam Sutcliffe, Hartley Sutcliffe, William Barber, Charles Summerscales, Herbert Reed.

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