James Jackson (c.1887-1915)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
James Jackson (c.1887-1915)

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

JACKSON, JAMES. Private. No 3/6959. 7th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Hull. Married, with five children. Lived 106 Church Lane, Moldgreen. Employed as a loader by the London and North Western Railway Company in the goods yard at Huddersfield Railway Station. Killed in action, 29.10.1915, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His widow received a letter from Captain G. East King, Officer Commanding 'D' Company, who wrote, 'I feel that not only have I lost a good soldier and my own servant but a true friend as well, as he was one of the true and straightest men I have ever met. I shall miss him fearfully and could ill afford to lose him. What else can I say to help you to bear up in this sad time I do not know but in time both you and his children will be proud to remember that he died doing his duty like a hero to help in protecting you at home against the horrors of war in our own land. All my brother Officers who admired him and liked him join with me in assuring you of our deepest sympathy in your sad trouble.'
ROH:- Moldgreen War Memorial; London and North Western Railway Roll.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission