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  • Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
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Archibald Frederick was the son of John William and Jane Jackson (née Marriott). His father was born in Nottingham in about about 1852 and his mother in Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire, in about 1857. They were married in Nottingham in 1872 and had at least seven children who were born in Nottingham: Stella Elizabeth birth registered 1873 (J/F/M) d. 1933; Verner William b. abt 1874 d. 1959; Gertrude b. abt. 1878; Bertram Heath b. 12 October 1879 d. 21 January 1958; Archibald Frederick birth registered 1883 (J/F/M); Anice Harriet b. 1885 d. 1959 and Frances Mary b. 1893. Their third child, Gertrude (b. abt 1878), was not recorded living in the family home until the census of 1901. In 1881 John and Jane and three of their four children, Stella, Verner and Bertram, were at 12 High Cross Street, Nottingham. Also in the household on the night of the census were Jane's sister Mary (18) and their widowed mother Kezia Marriott (49). The family was still living in Nottingham in 1891; John who worked in the lace trade, Jane and their children Verner, Bertram, Archibald and Anice. Stella was recorded in Heanor in the home of her uncle and aunt, Robert and Harriet Byron. By 1901 John and Jane were living at Clarence Villas, 2 Clarence Street, Nottingham. All seven children were in the home on the night of the census: Stella (27) a lace hand, Verner (26) a [commercial] traveller, Gertrude (23) a machinist, Bertram (21) a packer, Archibald (18) a winder (lace trade), Annie (15) a machinist and Frances (6). John William Jackson died in 1903 and Jane Jackson in 1909 (buried/cremated 4 February). Archibald married Mabel Mary Barton (b. 5 May 1886) in 1906. They had two children, Frederick William (b. 19 December 1906, reg. 1907 J/F/M) and Edna Mabel (b. 27 March 1917). In 1911 Archibald, a cutter (lace), and Mabel, a hosiery hand, together with their son Frederick (4) were living at 36 Blake Street, Gordon Road, St Ann's, Nottingham. Archibald's widow was still living at the same address in 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled. Also in the household were her married daughter, Edna Mabel Sanders (m. Edward J Sanders 1939 J/A/S Nottingham), an office clerk, and Harriet A Blasdale (b. 1866), a widow. Frederick William has not yet been traced after 1911. Mabel Jackson died in 1979. Archibald's younger brother Bertram Heath attested in 1915 and served in the Lincolnshire Regiment (79723) and later the Labour Corps (24848). He survived the war. Their sister Anice Harriet married Percival James Balsdale on 17 June 1908 at St Ann's parish church, Nottingham. Her husband had served as a regular soldier in the Grenadier Guards and later in the war including serving with the BEF France between 1915 and 1919.
In 1911 he was a lace cutter.
20 Nov 1917
145088 - CWGC Website
36 Blake Street, Gordon Road, St Ann's, Nottingham. Enlisted Carlton.
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Archibald Frederick Jackson enlisted in Carlton, Nottingham and served with the 16th Battalion (Chatsworth Rifles) Sherwood Foresters. He died of gas poisoning on 20th November 1917 and was buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium (grave reference XXVII B 19). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (extract): 'During the First World War, the village of Lijssenthoek was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing stations. The cemetery was first used by the French 15th Hopital D'Evacuation and in June 1915, it began to be used by casualty clearing stations of the Commonwealth forces ... The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.' (www.cwgc.org)
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 27, 28 & 29 November 1917: 'Jackson. Died from the effects of gas, November 20th, 1917, Private Arch Jackson, Sherwood Foresters, of 36, Blake-street, aged 34 years. Deeply mourned by his sorrowing wife and children.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) 'In Memoriam' notice published Nottingham Evening Post dated 19th November 1918:- “JACKSON. – In fond remembrance of my dear husband, Pte. A. F. Jackson (Arch), died in France, November 20th, 1917. – Dearly loved and sadly missed by his loving wife and children Above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his widow Mabel Mary was his sole legatee and payments were made for herself and her two children.
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  • Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
    Archibald Frederick Jackson - Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)