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26 Sep 1889
He was the only son of Richard and Anna Jackson. At the time of the 1901 census the family was living at 68 West Bar, Vestry Hall, Central Registrars' Offices, Sheffield. Richard Jackson was a police sergeant and he and Anna had 5 children, Mary (19, teacher), Kate (17, dressmaker's apprentice), Arthur S (11), Winifred (6) and Marjorie (4). In 1911, at the age of 21 and a certificated assistant teacher with Nottinghamshire County Council, Arthur was a boarder at Castle View, Balderton, Newark, in the household of a widow, Ann Winterbourne (78) and her daughter, Kate (50). His father was now a police pensioner and he and his wife and three of their daughters, Kate, Winifred and Marjorie, were living in East Drayton, Lincolnshire. At the time his father completed the NCC register the family was living in Darlton, Nottinghamshire.
He was headmaster of Holme Pierrepont Voluntary School from 28 August 1911-27 November 1914. Entries in the school log, Holme Pierrepont National School: '28 August 1911 – School assembled after the summer vacation under a new headmaster, Arthur S Jackson. [entry by ASJ]. 27 November 1914 – This is the last attendance of the Master at school before taking up his duties with His Majesty’s Forces. [entry by ASJ] 8 December 1914 – I [Ruth Moss] take charge of the Holme Lane School this morning. 3 October 1916 – The news was received at the school of Mr Jackson’s death.'
16 Sep 1916
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Second Lieutenant
9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Army Service Record has not survived. He enlisted on 8 December 1914 in the Sherwood Foresters and served on the Western Front from 11 October 1915 with the Sherwood Foresters 11th Bn (Serjeant/Acting Colour Serjeant 20533 Notts and Derby Rgt). He was commissioned on 10 September 1916 as a Second Lieutenant, Northumberland Fusiliers attached Yorkshire Light Infantry (Medal Roll/NCC Register). 121 men of the 9th Bn KOYLI died on 16 September 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Listed in the Nottinghamshire County Council register of employees who served (Nottinghamshire Archives ref CC CL 2 /12/1/1). Nottinghamshire County Council, Education Committee Elementary [Schools] minutes, 31 October 1916, Item 13 'Staffing of Schools': 'The Committee have to report with deep regret the deaths of three of the County teachers during the recent fighting ... and Second Lieutenant A W Jackson, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Holme Pierrepont Voluntary School.' History of the 9th Bn KOYLI: 'Pontefract to Picardy’ by Derek Clayton, also KOYLI Archives at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. The inscription on the family memorial in Darlton parish church reads: '2nd Lieut Arthur Selby Jackson, 9th KOYLI, who fell in action on the Somme, Sept 16th 1916' 2nd Lieut Arthur Selby Jackson The Retford Times 6/10/1916 The death in action is announced of second Lieut Arthur Selby Jackson K.O.Y.L.I., only son of Mr and Mrs R M Jackson, Darlton. Lieut Jackson was educated at the Central Secondary School, the Pupil Teacher Centre and the City Training College, Sheffield. He entered the service of the Nottinghamshire Education Committee and at the outbreak of war was headmaster of the school at Holme Pierrepoint. After trying unsuccessfully, time after time to enlist, he was accepted as a Swedish drill instructor in the Sherwood Foresters and went out to France a year ago as Sergeant. He passed through the winter rigours and the “great push” of July 1st without a scratch and after a short period in a cadet unit in France was given a commission in the Yorkshire Light Infantry. He had apparently been a few days with his new regiment when he was killed in action on September 16th. Much sympathy is felt for his family , who formerly resided at Sheffield.
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  • Thiepval Memorial. Photograph Tony Lumb
    Arthur Selby Jackson - Thiepval Memorial. Photograph Tony Lumb