Lance Corporal Albert Henry Jackson
Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.
Albert Henry Jackson was born on the 10th of August 1890 in Dorking, Surrey to agricultural labourer Stephen Jackson and Caroline Louise Jackson nee Beedle.
At the time of the 1891 Census, the family lived at 19 Mill Lane in Dorking, Surrey. Stephen was working as a general labourer and Louisa was looking after their children: William, Richard, Charles and Albert.
On the 4th of October 1897, Albert was admitted into the St Martin’s Church of England School for Boys. Albert Henry left the school on the 27th of July 1904.
At the time of the 1901 Census, the family lived at 15 Mill Lane, Dorking. Stephen was working as a general labourer and Louisa was at home. The household further comprised of their children: billiard maker Richard, fishmonger’s errand boy Charles, Albert, Charlotte and Rose.
At the time of the 1911 Census, Albert was a barman, working at the Star and Garter Hotel in Dorking.
Albert married Flora Bathsheba Titcombe, by Banns, on the 24th of July 1913 in Wroughton, Wiltshire. At the time of their marriage Albert lived at Caledonian Arms in Bow and he was working as a barman. Flora lived in Wroughton in Wiltshire.
Flora was born in the 3rd quarter of 1880 in Wroughton to labourer Walter John, born about 1851 in Lydiard, Wiltshire and laundress Sarah, born about 1851 Purton in Wiltshire.
Albert and Flora had a son; Albert Charles Jackson was born on the 17th of January 1914 in Bow.
Albert attested on the 10th of December 1915 in Poplar, Middlesex into the 16th Battalion the Rifle Brigade. He was a Rifleman with regimental number: S/18115. At the time of his enlistment he lived at 7 Blondin Street, Bow, where he was working as a barman. He was over 5ft tall and had a mole on his right buttock.
On the 15th of May 1916 he became a Lance Corporal.
Albert was on the home front from the 10th of December 1915 to the 27th of August 1916; then from the 28th of August 1916 to the 7th of November 1916 in France serving with the BEF, from the 8th of November 1916 to the 14th of June 1917 on the home front again; and then from the 15th of June 1917 to the 13th of October 1917 serving with the BEF in Belgium.
On the 21st of October 1916 Albert sustained a wound in the field. On the 28th of October he was admitted into hospital and on the 29th his right leg became septic. He was sent back to England on the 5th of November 1916.
On the 15th of June 1917 Albert was transferred into the 1st Battalion, the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own).
On the 5th of September 1917 Albert was punished by seven days of confinement in barracks for falling out without permission and entering an estaminet (French bar).
Albert Jackson is presumed to have died on or since the 13th of October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.
He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing on Panels 145 to 147.
He received the British War and Victory medals. On the 28th of January 1918 he received the Military Medal.
Albert’s wife Flora received £2, 1s and 2d on the 6th of February 1919 and a further £6 on the 15th of December 1919 in Soldier’s Effects.
On the 17th of June 1918 Flora was awarded a pension of 20/5 a week for herself and a child. At the time she was living at 34 High Street, Wroughton in Wiltshire.
In 1920 Albert’s mother Caroline lived at 20 Railway Cottages, Ludgershall, Andover, Hampshire.
Jackson Family History
Albert Henry’s father Stephen Jackson was born in the 4th quarter of 1865 in Dorking, Surrey to ostler Stephen Jackson and Mary Jackson. Stephen was baptised on the 10th of December 1865 in Dorking.His mother Caroline Louisa Beedle was born on the 27th of January 1863 in Newdigate, Surrey to single mother Caroline Beedle. Caroline was baptised on the 8th of March 1863 at St Peter’s church in Newdigate. At the time of her baptism they lived in Newdigate. Her reputed father was labourer William Gray of Charlwood.
Stephen and Caroline married, by Banns, on the 16th of March 1886 at St Peter’s Church in Newdigate. Stephen lived in Dorking and worked as a blacksmith. Louisa lived in Newdigate and worked as a servant.
Albert Henry Jackson had six siblings: William S. born about 1886; Richard John born about 1887 Fanny born about 1893, Rose E. G. born about 1899, and Daisy born about 1901, all in Dorking. Charles Jackson was born about 1888 in Betchworth, Surrey
Lived Bow, Essex
Son of Stephen Jackson and Caroline Louise Jackson nee Beedle.
Husband of Flora Bathsheba Titcombe of Wroughton, Wiltshire
Enlisted Poplar, Middlesex
Regiment 16th Battalion.The Rifle Brigade
Date of Death 13th October 1917
Place of Death Flanders
Cause of Death Killed in Action
Memorial Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium