The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Norman Jackson


Norman Jackson was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in late 1899 to William James Jackson and Alice Margaret Rule. He was their only surviving child, another having died in infancy. They were living in Morley Street in the city in the 1901 census when William Jackson gave his occupation as ‘Marine Engineer’. By 1911 they had moved to Pembroke Dock in Wales where William was working as a ‘Marine Engine Fitter’.

Norman Jackson enlisted in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which suggests that the family had returned there from Wales. Stationed in Ireland in October 1918, he was presumably returning home on leave when he travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th. He did not survive the sinking nor was his body recovered. A note on his record stated that he was not entitled to the War Gratuity because he “had under six months service”.

His name is recorded on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton.




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