15931 Corporal Richard Jackson, MM.

1st Battalion, King's Own Shropshire Light Infantry. Awarded the Military Medal in the London Gazette of 18 September 1916. Awarded a bar to his Military Medal in the London Gazette of **/**/19**. Jackson was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

From the Burnley Express: -


"Dear Mother, - You will be pleased to hear that I have got the Military Medal. I had to put the ribbon on yesterday." This was the message Mrs. Jackson of 36, Smalley Street, Burnley, and mother of "Young Kitchener," received from her youngest son, Lance Corporal (15931) Richard Jackson, of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. On April 8th last we announced that the soldier had received from Brigadier-General G. H. May, a card stating that "Your commanding officer and brigade commander have informed me that you distinguished yourself on August 9th, 1915, near Hooge. I have read their report with much pleasure."

It is understood that this is the action for which the medal has been awarded. Lance Corporal Jackson, who formerly worked at the Corporation Tram Depot, enlisted in October, 1914, has been at the front twenty months. Driver Williams, who gained the D.C.M. in the Boer War, is his uncle.

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