Images courtesy of John Michael Bryant.



Born: 29th February 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 19th August 1916; age 24; 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  and St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial



The chemist shop in Fore Street, Ipswich, owned by John Thomas Jackson & his wife Lydia.




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