Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Died 24th August 1918
in Mesopotamia, aged 31
Lived at 88 Nairne St.
Commemorated on the Tehran Memorial Iran
Burnley Express 7th September 1918
of Malarial Fever (Burnley
Express 7th September 1918)
Jackson of 31 Nairne-street has received a brief cablegram informing her
of the death of her husband Pte. Tom Jackson from malarial fever in Mesopotamia
on August 24th. She did not know he was ill and news came as a great shock.
He had been looking forward, it had appeared from his letters, to taking
a months leave in India. He was 31 years of age and belonged to the Kings
Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Deceased joined the army 2 years since last
June, and went out the following October. He was formerly a weaver for
the Sandygate Mill Co., and was connected with Mitre St. Sunday School
and Holy Trinity Church. He was for many years well known as a full back
in the Mitre St. Sunday School team. He was very highly esteemed and respected
by all who knew him and was a young man of fine physique.