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Thomas Sidney, known as 'Charlie', was born in Nottingham in 1878 (J/A/S Nottingham), the son of Thomas and Annie Jackson. He had at least five siblings: Mary, George, Gertrude, Ernest and Charles. Thomas married Esther ('Ettie') Cooper in 1902 (O/N/D Nottingham). Esther was the daughter of George and Jane Cooper and was born in Manchester on 17 September 1879. She was baptised at Ancoats St Andrew on 9 November the same year. In 1901 Esther (21), a machinist, was living with her married sister, Elizabeth Sheppard (29), and her family at 56 Pea Hill Road, St Ann's, Nottingham. Thomas and Esther had three children at the time of the 1911 Census: Thomas Sidney b. 1905 (A/M/J Nottingham), Winifred birth registered 1909 (J/F/M Nottingham) and William Eric b. 1910 (O/N/D Nottingham. In 1911 Thomas (32), a lace presser, and his wife were living at 78 Truman Street, Nottingham, with their three children, Thomas (6), Winifred (2) and William (4 months). At the time of Thomas' death in April 1917 the family home was at 58 Broad Oak Street, Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a lace presser, probably for Bridgett & Sons, 24 Stoney Street, Nottingham.
24 Apr 1917
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Enlisted Nottingham
Sergeant
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Service Number previously 2372. Thomas served in France from 28 February 1915. He was killed in action on 24 April 1917 and is buried in the Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St. Vaast (Sp. Mem.) He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Personal inscription CWGC headstone: 'As we loved him so we miss him' Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His widow, Esther, was his sole legatee. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 7 May 1917: ‘Jackson. Killed on April 24th, Pioneer Sergeant Thomas Sidney Jackson (Charlie), Sherwood Foresters, beloved husband of Ettie Jackson, of 56, Broad Oak-street. A great sacrifice. Loved by all. Sorrowing wife and children.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 7 May 1917: ‘Jackson.Killed April 24th, Pioneer Sergeant T Sidney Jackson, dearly-loved brother-in-law of I & J Sheppard, Fern Villa, Standhill-road. At rest.’ ’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 10 May 1917: ‘Jackson. Killed April 24th Pioneer Sergeant Thomas Sidney Jackson (Charlie). Duty nobly done. From the girls of Bridgett and Sons, 24, Stoney-street.’ (britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 24 April 1918: ‘Jackson. In sacred memory of my dearly beloved husband, Pioneer-Sergt. Thomas Sidney Jackson (Charlie), Sherwood Foresters, killed in action April 24th 1917. Cherished memories until we meet. Sadly missed by sorrowing wife and children.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 24 April 1918 ‘Jackson. In loving memory of Pioneer-Sergt. TS Jackson, killed April 24th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. From mother, sisters, brothers, and sisters-in-law.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 24 April 1918 ‘Jackson. In memory of Sergt. TS Jackson, killed in action April 24th, 1917. Not forgotten. Arthur & Lizzie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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