Walter Jackson (c.1881-1915)

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.

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, WALTER. Stoker 1st Class. No 291824. (R.F.R./CH/B/7551 Royal Navy. 'D' Company, 'Hood' Battalion, Royal Naval Divison. Born Bradford. 10.7.1881. Husband of Mary Ellen Jackson, 199 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a stoker at Messrs Gledhill Brothers and Company Limited, Lockwood Road. On April 6th, 1899, he enlisted in the Royal Navy and on April 22nd, 1911, he enrolled in the Royal Fleet Reserve. On 3.8.1914, he was mobilised from the R.F.R. and in October, 1914, he served at the Siege of Antwerp. Killed in action at the Third Battle of Krithia, Gallipoli, on 4.6.1915, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
At the beginning of July, 1916, Mrs Jackson received a letter from the Record Office, Royal Naval Divison, stating that her husband was now officially accepted as dead, 'It has been assumed that he was killed in action when serving with the Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, on the Gallipoli Peninsula upon the 4.6.1915. Previously he has only been officially reported as missing.'
ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Stoker 1st Class WALTER JACKSON
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Friday, June 4, 1915
  • age: 33 years
  • record ID: 3054625