Jackson, William

Dates: 1883-1920

War Service: William Jackson served as a Private with the The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) later transferring to the Labour Corps. His service number was 32926. He died on 3rd June 1920 at the 4th London General Hospital aged 37. His home address was 13 Foxwell Street, Brockley.

Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

Details: On the 1901 census William Jackson was recorded living at 22 Foxwell Street, Deptford with his parents Edward and Mary Ann. He had two brothers, Charles and George, and three sisters, Mary Ann, Eliza and Alice.

William Jackson married Mary Ann Gould on 10th September 1905 at Christ Church, Camberwell. They had five children William born 15th September 1907, Eileen Edith born 11th September 1909, Henry Robert born December 1912, Frederick born 26th August 1916 and Edward Charles born 22 February 1919.

In 1911 he was recorded living at 36 Foxwell Street, Brockley with his wife Mary Ann and their two eldest children William and Eileen. He was employed as a carman.

William enlisted into the army on 29th July 1916. He was described as 5ft 6 ½ inches tall and weighed 155lbs. When enlisting he gave his occupation as a coal porter.

He was discharged on 24th April 1919 as he was no longer physically fit for service. He was suffering from rheumatic fever and he also had a dilated heart.


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