Images courtesy of John Michael Bryant.
Born: 29th February 1892, Ipswich.
Died: 19th August 1916; age 23; KiA – at the Battle of the Somme.
John was a dispenser at Dovercourt Military Hospital from November 1914, till August 1915, when he obtained a commission on the in the 3rd Dorsetshire Regiment.
Date of Entry Therein: 27th June 1916 – France.
Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Thomas & Lydia Jackson, of 97, Fore Street, Ipswich.
1901 97, Fore Street, Ipswich.
John was 9 years old and living with his parents & sister.
John Thomas Jackson, 38, a Chemist & Druggist – own account, born Scotforth, Lancashire.
Lydia Jackson (nee Went), 37, born Brightlingsea, Essex.
Mary Jackson, 7, born Ipswich.
1911 28, Broadway, Bromley, Kent.
John was 19 years old, a Chemist Apprentice Shop Keeper. He was a boarder & employee to Henry David Kelf, a Pharmaceutical Chemist Shop Keeper – own account.
John attended Ipswich School – entered 1906.
John is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School.
The chemist shop in Fore Street, Ipswich, owned by John Thomas Jackson & his wife Lydia.