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.


Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Laventie Military Cemetery,

La Gorgue,



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.

1 servant.


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.




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