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  • Photo David Nunn courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
Person Details
29 Sep 1891
Ilkeston Derbyshire
He was the eldest son of Agnes Jackson and the late CJ Jackson an Ilkeston solicitor. In 1911 Jackson was living with his mother at 32 Park Avenue Ilkeston.
He was educated at Worksop College (St Cuthberts college) 1900-1907. On leaving St Cuthbert's he was articled to Mr John Marriott (Messrs Acton & Marriott Nottingham) passing his law examination with honours (being one of three honours out of 670) and was awarded the Nottingham Incorporated Law Society's prize.
26 Oct 1917
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Lieutenant
Howe Bn Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
He enlisted on 26th February 1915 as an ordinary seaman with the Public Schools Battalion of the RNR. Commissioned Temporary Sub Lieutenant RNVR 31/5/15, Acting Lieutenant 7/6/17 (Temporary Lieutenant dated 21/4/17) he was drafted for the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1st August 1915 and joined Howe Battalion. Between 20/8/15-17/9/16 he suffered from influenza, and was invalided to UK 29th September 1916 : Draft for BEF (Musketry Instructor) 29/5/17, joined Howe Bn. 6/6/17-26/10/17 DD. Saw service in Gallipoli. He was transferred to France and promoted lieutenant. During the 3rd Battle of Ypres Jackson discarded the helmet which was interfering with his compass and was shot in the head by a sniper.
He enlisted early in 1915, and joined the Public School Battalion of the Royal Naval Division as an ordinary seaman being made a sub-lieutenant in June,1915. He afterwards· saw considerable service in Gallipoli and was later transferred to France, where he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. At the time of his death he was commanding a company. Whilst on active service Jackson was appointed Clerk to the Governors of the Ilkeston County Secondary School. He was connected with St.Mary's Church and the Church Institute. He was secretary of the Church Council and a sidesman of the church and was a member of the Institute Council. He was also a Freemason.
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  • Photo David Nunn courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
    - Photo David Nunn courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
  • From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.
    - From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium,
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Francis Leonard Hunter Jackson - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium, Courtesy of Murray Biddle