George Allen Jackson

7962, Corporal George Allen Jackson, age 27
1st Battalion, Border Regiment
Died 01 July 1916

George Jackson was the eldest son of Allen, a carpenter, and Mary nee Bailey and lived at 18 Queen Street, Walton in 1911.  He had 5 sisters and a brother, his mother sadly died in 1903.  George was born in Leyton, Essex in 1889 shortly before his parents moved back to Walton, his father being a native of Walton.

 

He joined the Army a few years before the war and served as a Corporal in the 1st Border Regiment.  In April 1915 he was deployed to Gallipoli and fought against the Turkish Army then in January 1916 his Regiment was redeployed to France.  He was killed on the 1st July 1916 during the Battle of Albert, also known as the Somme Offensive.  The first day of the Somme was the deadliest day in British military history - of the 57,470 British casualties, 19,240 men were killed.  The Germans reported around 12,000 casualties.  The Battle of the Somme continued for another four months. George is one of the 72,337 with no known burial location commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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Thiepval Memorial

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Medal Card

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The Border Regiment

1914-1915 Star

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Effects Record