JACKSON Albert Edward

Known information

Albert Edward Jackson, whose brother George Everett Jackson was also killed in the First World War, is buried alongside two other Rutland men in a cemetery outside Ypres. He was born in Geeston on 9 March 1888 the son of Thomas Everett and Mary Jackson and worked at the Lime Works in Geeston until the outbreak of war. Albert had joined the Leicestershire Territorials in October 1910 and when war broke out volunteered to serve abroad with the 1st/5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He was sent to the Western Front on 28 February 1915 and was killed while on sentry duty near Ypres on 21 July. He is buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, grave IV.Q.8, alongside Alfred Bunn and Ernest Kirby, two other Rutland men killed in July 1915 during the Second Battle of Ypres. He was 27. He is also remembered on the Ketton and Geeston war memorial.

With thanks to Albert's great-niece Christine Sharman for extra information.


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  • Ketton Church
  • Ketton Memorial
  • Ketton Memorial 3
  • Sanctuary Wood Cemetery
  • Sanctuary Wood Cemetery 1
  • Jackson Bunn & Kirby
  • A E Jackson 2

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3 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 14 December 2014. Three 'Rutlanders' lay side by side.
By John Stokes on Sunday 14th December '14 at 7:20pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
3 images I visited my Great Uncle's grave at Sanctuary Wood whilst on a visit to my Grandfathers Grave in Grevillers. These two men were brothers. Albert was the youngest at 27 and the first to get killed. Ironically he was killed lon my own fathers (his nephew) first birthday. Albert's brother, G E Jackson, my Grandfather, was killed in 1917 at 33. I was very humbled to see that so many of my Uncles Battalion was wiped out in such a short time, approx 25 days.
By Chris on Monday 3rd July '17 at 3:32pm

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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