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William James JACKSON

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Surname: JACKSON

Forename(s): William James

Place of Birth: Barrowford, Lancashire

Service No: 219327

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 74th Battery

Division: ---

Age: 41

Date of Death: 1919-07-24

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: G. 36.


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William James Jackson (born 20 April 1878) was the son of James and Margaret Jackson, née Layfield. James was born at Stansfield, Heptonstall, Yorkshire and Margaret at Burnley, Lancashire.

1881 Barrowford, Lancashire Census: New Road Side - William James Jackson, aged 2 years, born Barrowford, son of James and Margaret Jackson.

1891 Barrowford, Lancashire Census: 13, Ford Street - William J. Jackson, aged 12 years, born Barrowford, son of James and Margaret Jackson.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Commercial Hotel - William J. Jackson, aged 23 years, born Barrowford, Lancashire, son of James and Margaret Jackson.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Commercial Hotel, Church Street - William Jackson, aged 32 years, born Barrowford, Lancashire, son of James and Margaret Jackson.

William was married to Milly Hollows in 1914. Milly was born at Bacup, Lancashire c. 1888.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr William J. Jackson, 219327, Royal Field Artillery.

A short biography of William is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Gunner William James JACKSON

Gunner William James JACKSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

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Surname: JACKSON

Forename(s): W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 219327

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: 74th Bty.



Died Date: 24/07/1919

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Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

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01 August 1919


On Saturday the death took place at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, of Gunner William J. Jackson, R.F.A., of 5 Bairstow Street, Barnoldswick. Deceased was 41 years of age and the son of the late Mr. James Jackson, of the Commercial Hotel, Barnoldswick. He went out to India in September, 1917, and was invalided home in the December following suffering from dysentery. Sine then he had been confined to hospital at Birmingham and Croydon. He leaves a widow and one little boy three years of age.

01 August 1919

BARNOLDSWICK – The Late Gunner W. Jackson

The remains of Gunner Jackson (whose death is reported on page 3) were brought home for burial on Wednesday night from Woolwich, and the interment took place yesterday (Thursday) afternoon at Gill Cemetery. The funeral was of a military character, the cortege being headed by a number of discharged soldiers, many of whom were in khaki, while at the close of the burial service (conducted by Mr. Thos. Lane, Independent Methodist) the ‘Last Post’ was sounded by the buglers.


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