Sergeant Norman Jackson 15/509

Sergeant Norman Jackson
15/509

Born. Castleford, West Yorkshire, 1889.
Killed in Action. France, 01/07/1916, Aged 27.

Norman Jackson was the youngest of three sons born to William and Mary Jackson of chapel house Tadcaster, Yorkshire. The family had moved there from Castleford when William a leatherworker took employment at the local brewery, Norman and his older brother Sydney were employed as Clerks at the same brewery when the war started.

Norman joined the Pals in September 1914 and served as a bomber with 15 section, 4 platoon, B company at Colsterdale, Egypt and France.

The eldest brother Harold had emigrated to Australia a few years previously, he joined the Australian Expeditionary Force in September 1914 and served in the Gallipoli campaign until severely wounded on August 7th 1915, being invalided out of the Army in July 1916.

Sydney joined the Yorkshire Hussars in December 1914, he was later posted to the Machine Gun Corps with whom he served out the rest of the war.

Sgt Norman Jackson has no known grave.

He is commemorated on the Theipval Memorial, France And also on Tadcaster War Memorial.

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