Francis William Jackson

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Eaton, Leicestershire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Boulanger et Epicier

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Household Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Au Bon Gite, Langemark, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 3

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille — 23/01/1920
Victory Medal
Médaille — 23/01/1920

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement

Mon histoire

Trooper Francis William Jackson served in the Household Battalion, part of the 10th Brigade, of the 4th Division.

The 4th Division participated in the Battle of Broodseinde on the 4th of October 1917. This battle was a stage of the Third Battle of Ypres and resulted in the capture of the Broodseinde ridge. The 4th Division operated near Langemark, on the northern flank of the attack. It advanced with the 11th and the 10th Brigade and managed to capture Hill 19, just northwest of Poelkapelle, only a couple of hundred yards short of their objective. The Household Battalion didn’t actively participate in the Battle of Broodseinde, as it remained in reserve throughout the day.

On the 5th of October 1917 the Household Battalion, less one Company, moved up to Au Bon Gite near the Steenbeek stream at Langemark. One Company of the Battalion had to reinforce the frontline and took up position in Kangaroo Trench. The line of the Battalion at the Steenbeek was shelled during the night and the Household Battalion suffered a few casualties at au Bon Gite.

Trooper Francis William Jackson was one of those casualties and was killed in action on the 5th of October 1917, due to the German shelling on au Bon Gite. His remains were not recovered or were never identified. Trooper Francis William Jackson is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 101-102.
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary Household Battalion
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