Private Thomas Jackson
23892 6th 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

Died of Malarial Fever (Burnley Express 7th September 1918)

Mrs. 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.

 

 

 

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