JACKSON George Everett

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George Everett Jackson and his younger brother Albert Edward Jackson were both killed in the First World War. George was born in Ketton, the son of Thomas Everett and Mary Jackson. Before the war he lived in Redmiles Lane with his wife and three children. George joined the 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment on 3 November 1916, and went out to the Western Front two months later. He was badly wounded by shrapnel which entered his back on 19 June 1917 and died five days later. George was buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, near Bapaume, grave VI.E.2. He was 33 years old and is remembered on Ketton's war memorial. Coincidentally, he is buried in the same cemetery as another Ketton man, Robert Dicks.

Thanks to his grand-daighter Christine Sharman for extra information.

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2 images I am visiting my grandfathers grave today, it being 100 years since he died. Yesterday I went to Notre Dame Memorial, The big circularly wall in France, and was pleasantly surprised to find his name on this wall.
By Chris on Saturday 24th June '17 at 8:26am
2 images Photos of my Grandfathers headstone.
By Chris on Monday 3rd July '17 at 4:56pm

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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