Lieutenant Reginald Jackson.

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Royal Field Artillery, (Accrington and Burnley Howitzer Brigade).

Award for action of 14 September 1916, not traced at this time.

Jackson was a native of Nelson, Lancashire.

The following reports appeared in The Burnley Express and the Accrington Observer of 23 September 1916. MILITARY CROSS FOR HOWITZER OFFICER. Lieutenant Reginald Jackson, of the Howitzer Brigade, son of Doctor W. Jackson, JP., of Nelson, a former mayor of the borough, has been awarded the Military Cross.

In a letter to his father, Lieutenant Jackson says, "You will be interested to know that I have got the Military Cross, and I have had the ribbon pinned on by General Pinney yesterday afternoon in the presence of General Staveley, the colonel, and others. I felt very self conscious during the proceedings, especially when they read out of a book what I had done to get it, for I doubt very much that I deserved it. Everyone of our people deserved it, I am sure, quite as much." Lieutenant Jackson, who is 21 years of age, joined the Howitzer Brigade in January 1915.