William Oswald Jackson

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 23 June 1886 in Hinstock, Shropshire.

Family: He was the eldest of four children born to William Jackson, a farm labourer, and his wife Mary. He married Minnie Elizabeth Thelwell in 1943 in Whitchurch, Shropshire; no children can be confirmed for the marriage.

Education: He attended Whixall County Primary School from 1893.

Residence: In 1891 he was living with his family in Mill Green, Hinstock, Market Drayton, Shropshire; by 1901 they had moved to 26 Watergate Street, Whitchurch. He lived from at least 1911 until his death at 5 Deermoss Road, Whitchurch.

Employment: In 1915 he was a gardener; in 1920 a railway worker working for the London and North Western Railway and in 1939 he was a general labourer.

Died: 12 January 1952 in Whitchurch, aged 65 and was buried on 16 January the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 22431

Date of Enlistment: 4 December 1915

Date of Discharge: 10 June 1916

Reason for Discharge: Unlikely to become an efficient soldier

Medals and Awards

None awarded as did not serve overseas


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