Born: 1918.

Died: 21st August 1940; age 22; at Colchester Military Hospital, as a result of an accident on duty.

Residence: Red Dawn, Heacham, Norfolk.


Rank: Lieutenant; Service Number: 140543.

Regiment: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps.


Funeral Service: 12 noon, Friday, 23rd August 1940, at Colchester Garrison Church. Memorial Service at Heacham Church, Saturday, 24th August 1940, at 12:30pm. No flowers. No Mourning.


Grave Reference:

Screen Wall,

Ipswich Crematorium,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Bedver B. Jackson & of Kathleen C.R. Jackson, of Heacham, Norfolk.


Father: Bedver Blaine Lowther Jackson, born 1878, Paddington, London – died 1921, Clocolan & Barberton, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Mother: Kathleen Cecile Reiner Jackson (nee Atkins), 1888, Sutton, Surrey.


On the 14th June 1920, 2 year old, James arrived at the Port of Southampton with his parents & sister. They had sailed from Cape Town, South Africa, 2nd class on board S.S.’Walmer Castle’ of The Union – Castle Mail Steamship Company, Limited.

The Jackson family had lived in the Orange Free State.

Bedver, 43, a Farmer.

Kathleen, 32.

Barbara Grace Monica Jackson, 7.


James is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Heacham, Norfolk, and also on a private memorial at the church.

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