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E. Jackson


It is not certain that Sergeant E Jackson is the same person as Sergeant Edgar Vincent Jackson, both of the King’s Liverpool Regiment, but it seems likely.

Edgar Vincent Jackson was born in 1897 in Warrington, Lancashire to Louis Jackson and Margaret Frangleton. A brother, William Lewis or Louis, was born the previous year. Nothing further is known about the family.

In December 1913, at the age of sixteen, he enlisted in the King’s Liverpool Regiment, Service Number 11768 and served in the 1st Battalion. In 1918 he was promoted to Acting Corporal and then Acting Sergeant. He was wounded in April of that year. It is quite possible that, as a result of his injury, he was transferred to the 3rd Reserve Battalion which had been in Ireland since 1917. Presumably then returning home on leave or to be redeployed, he travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October. He survived the sinking.

Edgar V Jackson married Catherine Wilkinson on the 30th of August 1919 at Seaforth, the Regiment’s headquarters. In October 1919 he was declared medically unfit and retired from the army. The couple do not appear to have had any children. He died in 1932 at the age of thirty-five when he was a clerk with the Booth Steamship Company and was living in Montrose Road, Tuebrook in Liverpool.



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