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VC957   Harold Jackson

Name   Harold Jackson   No.   18474  

VC Issue No.   957   Awards   VC    

Regiment   East Yorkshire Regiment, 7th (Service) Battalion, C Company

Later   Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire  

Now   1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment    

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Allandales, Kirton, Lincolnshire, England

Place Of Death   Mouquet Farm, near Thiepval, Somme, France

Buried/Location Ashes   AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers, 4 miles south of Bapaume


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 15, Row A, Grave 21/30

Gazetted   8 May 1918

VC Presented   18 May 1918 (ribbon) by his Corps Commander & 26 June 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers, 4 miles south of Bapaume

P  Named on War Memorial, Kirton, Lincolnshire

P  Named on War Memorial, High Road, Wood Green, North London

P  Named on Regimental War Memorial, Beverley Minster, Beverley, East Yorkshire

P  Jackson Drive, Kirton, Lincolnshire

By The Way…

His body was located in 1927, and was interred at its present location, he was found close to his VC action.

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VC 956
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BORN   31 May 1892

DIED   24 August 1918  AGE   26

VC Won   22 March 1918   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Hermies, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War