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He was the husband of E Jackson of 79, Regent Stree,t Beeston, Nottingham.
16 Sep 1916
46
3056774 - CWGC Website
CH/197(S)
Private
Jackson was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
Nottingham Evening Post Roll of Honour (abridged) 1/10/1916: 'Jackson. Of heart failure at Chatham, Pte. W H Jackson, RMLI, 12 years in the Sherwood Foresters, beloved husband of Edith Jackson of Beeston.'
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