JACKSON Frederick Howard

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Captain Frederick Howard Jackson of 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers, was the son of Captain Jackson and his wife of Oakham and went to Oakham School. He became a regular soldier, promoted to Captain in 1905. He died on 28 October 1914 in the fighting around Ypres and is remembered on Panel 42 of the Menin Gate. He is also remembered in Oakham School Chapel, but not on the town's war memorial. It was Captain Jackson's battalion that came to the attention of a Daily Mail correspondent, George Curnock, when he heard them singing It's a Long Way to Tipperary in Boulogne 1914. He wrote: "A company of the 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers passed us singing, with a note of strange pathos in their rich Irish voices, a song I had never heard before."

It's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to go, It's a long way to Tipperary, To the sweetest girl I know, Goodbye Piccadilly! Farewell Leicester Square! It's a long, long way to Tipperary, But my heart's right there!


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  • Oakham School Chapel
  • Oakham Memorial 3
  • Menin Gate
  • Panel 42 Connaught Rangers
  • F H Jackson

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Born 1883.Oakham School 1892-96.Married Margaret Beatrice Soden.Panel 42 of the Menim Gate Memorial.
By BN on Tuesday 17th June '14 at 4:16pm
A picture of his name on the memorial, taken 19 March 2016.
By John Stokes on Sunday 20th March '16 at 7:44am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

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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