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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
In 1890, William Jackson married Eliza Kimpton in St John’s Church, Worksop. William was a widower and worked as a collier and after their marriage, the couple lived with Eliza’s widower father at 79 Gateford Road. The couple had two children, William Ellis in 1892 and Percy Kimpton Jackson in 1894, both born in Worksop. In 1900, their father, William senior had died age 44. In the following year, Eliza was running the Waterford Inn, still at 79 Gateford Road, probably in place of her father who had previously been a licence victualler. 10 years later, Percy was working as a clerk, in a bottle brewery and William Ellis, as an iron foundry moulder. In the end of the same year, 1911, William had married Jessie Smith in Worksop. They had 4 children before William was killed, Eric 1912 but died 1913, Mary 1914, Harry 1916, and William E in March 1919. The last child would have been born after the death of William.
24 Nov 1918
27
2750798 - CWGC Website
27759
Lance Corporal
3rd Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Lce-Corpl William E Jackson Worksop Guardian 6 December 1918 The death took place on November 24th from pneumonia, at the 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne of Lce-Corpl William Ellis Jackson, 3rd North Staffs, husband of Mrs Jessie Jackson, 394 Gateford Road, Worksop. The deceased who was 27 years of age, leaves a widow and two children. His wife was sent for but he passed away before she arrived. He had obtained his discharge, and would have resumed his old occupation. He was home on leave about eight weeks ago. Previous to enlisting in June 1916, he worked as a moulder at Messrs Steele and Garlands Ltd., Stove Grate Manufactures, Worksop, by whom he had been employed for ten years. He was sent to France in the November, and was wounded in the June following. He was sent back to Chatham Hospital, and later on returned to Wallsend where he remained as a bomb instructor until his fatal illness, and had won a certificate as a first class bomb thrower. The body was bought back to Worksop and the interment took place on Saturday at the New Cemetery with military honours, the coffin being covered with a Union Jack, the Rev. J Bligh officiating. Lieut. H R Yates, Bombing Officer, 3rd North Staffs, writing to his widow says:- “It was with great regret I heard when I returned to the Battalion on Wednesday last, that your husband had fallen a victim to this dreadful epidemic and had passed away. Always a willing worker and a cheerful soldier, his loss has been felt very keenly by the Bombing Staff, and I would ask you to accept our most heartfelt sympathy.” A description of the funeral with a list of mourners is included in the original issue.
CWG additional information - Husband of Jessie Jackson, of 23, Watson Rd., Worksop. Buried at Worksop (Retford Road) Cemetery. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    William Elllis Jackson - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
  • Photo shows the commonwealth war graves headstone marking the grave of William Ellis Jackson in Worksop Retford Road Cemetery, photo taken by Peter Gillings
    William Jackson - Photo shows the commonwealth war graves headstone marking the grave of William Ellis Jackson in Worksop Retford Road Cemetery, photo taken by Peter Gillings