Born: 1918.

Died: 21st August 1940; age 22; at Colchester Military Hospital, as a result of a motor cycle accident whilst on duty. His motor cycle crashed into a pole on the Earls Colne – Coggeshall Road.

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.


Memorial 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), born 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 was educated at Eton College. X1 1935 & 1936.


Probate to Kathleen Cecile Reiner Jackson – mother.


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


Chelmsford Chronicle – 30th August 1940

A verdict of Accidental death was returned at the inquest on August 23rd on Second Lieutenant James Bertram Jackson, 22, who died in Colchester Hospital from injuries sustained when his motor cycle crashed into a pole on the Earls Colne – Coggeshall Road. His home was at Red Dawn, Heacham, Norfolk.

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