Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
CQSM William James JACKSON. C de G.
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CQSM William James JACKSON, C de G, 200333.
We are very grateful to Andy Jackson (A.Jackson@prior.pursglove.ac.uk), a great grandson, of William James Jackson, for supplying the photographs and information on this soldier of the Yorkshire Regiment.
Born in 1881 at 82 California, Eston, N Yorks.
His Army number 1880, and later 200333, indicating that he served throughout entire War. He served with the 4th Battalion.
William James Jackson was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Silver Star on 27 May 1918.
(The ordinary Croix de Guerre had a bronze palm. The Silver Star was on recommendation by a Divisional Commander and the Gold by a Corps Commander.)
He survived the War and was an Ironstone Mine Deputy at California, Eston, where he died, aged 58, in 1939.
Below are two photographs of W J Jackson with fellow Sergeants in the 4th Battalion. To see a larger version of either image which opens in a new window, simply select a thumbnail image.
If anybody can help identify the other soldiers, or let us know when the photos were taken, we would be very grateful.
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