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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