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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