Herbert William Jackson

Census Address: St. George's Rectory
Place of Birth: Newcastle
Date of Birth: 1898
Enlistment Address: --
Regiment: 3rd and 13th Battalions, Northumberland Fusiliers; 97th Field Company Royal Engineers
Service Numbers: --
Place of Death: Cambrai, Western Front
Date Died: January 10th, 1918
St Georges Rectory, Stamford

Herbert William Jackson – cousin of Hubert and Frederick Camm

Herbert was living at (or visiting) the home of his uncle , Rev Dr James Camm, at St George’s Rectory, St George’s Square, Stamford at the time of the 1911 Census. He was with his parents, Robert William and Margaret Eleanor Jackson. His father was a telephone engineer. Herbert was 13 and was born in 1898 in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1901 he was living at 65 Fairfield Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.

In 1915, Herbert was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers as Second-Lieutenant in August, and went to France in May, 1916, attached to the 13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Towards the end of the year he was promoted Lieutenant, and posted to the 97th Field Company Royal Engineers.

Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand

Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand

He served with his battalion until January 10th, 1918, when he was killed in action while under shell fire in the Cambrai district.

An officer writes : ” He had done splendid work with the R.E. We shall all miss him, for in addition to being a most gallant leader, he was a true comrade dearly loved by both officers and men. He always did his best for the regiment of which he thought so much. He died as he has lived a brave and gallant representative of the Fifth Fusiliers.” ( Taken from Newcastle-upon-Tyne Royal Grammar School Memorial Volume)

He is also remembered on Stamford School Roll of Honour. Herbert was a pupil at the school before returning to Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Memorial Organ in the school hall is dedicated to those who died. Herbert was buried in the Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme (111.9.12).

His parents were then living at 5 The Poplars, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.