Private Joseph Jackson
17409 8th East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action 27th March 1918, aged 41
Lived at 48a Clarence Street
Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France
Peters Memorial, Burnley
Burnley Express 27th
Joseph Jackson was born in Burnley .He
lived at 48a Clarence Street (off Todmorden Road and was married with
seven children. He enlisted in Burnley and served as Private 17409 in
the 8th Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment having been posted to
the 15th Entrenching Battalion.
The Burnley Express
of April 1918 reported:- “A 1914 Man"
Pte. Jos. Jackson (41) 17409 East Lancashire Regiment of 48a Clarence
Street, Burnley was killed in action on 21st March. He enlisted in November
1914, and went on active service two years and nine months ago. Once previously
in the war he had been wounded sustaining foot injuries. He leaves a widow
and seven children. He was formerly a weaver at Veevers of Brierfield.
His name is on the roll of honour of Pickup Croft School. Many relatives
are fighting. His brother, Thomas Jackson
also of the East Lancashires has been killed.”
The Burnley News
of April 27th 1918 reported:- “Former Brierfield Weaver. Burnley
Wood Soldier’s death from wounds"
Mrs Jackson of 48a Clarence Street Burnley Wood has received official
intimation of the death from wounds of her husband, Pte Joseph Jackson,
8th East Lancashire Regiment. Pte Jackson was 41 years of age, and joined
up in November 1915. he had been in France about 2 years, and been through
some severe fighting. His wife has had no further information concerning
his fate , beyond the brief information referred to. Pte. Jackson prior
to joining up was a weaver at Messrs Veevers, Brierfield . he leaves a
widow and seven children, five of whom are too young for work.”
Joseph was also commemorated on the Pickup Croft Sunday School Memorial
which was dedicated on 16th September 1922. Pickup Croft was a mission
church of St Peter’s Parish and was also used as an Infant School.