Lance CorporalJACKSON, THOMAS NORMAN

Service Number 20810

Died 27/09/1918

Aged 21

1st Bn.
Coldstream Guards

V C

Son of Thomas Edwin and Emma Jackson, of 3, Market St., Swinton, Rotherham.

Inscription

FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO" S.LUKE 23.34

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 31034, dated 26th Nov., 1918, records the following.-"For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice in the attack across the Canal Du Nord, near Graincourt. On the morning of the 27th September, 1918, Lce. Cpl. Jackson was the first to volunteer to follow Capt. C. H. Frisby, Coldstream Guards, across the Canal du Nord in his rush against an enemy machine-gun post, with two comrades he followed his officer across the Canal, rushed the post, captured the two machine-guns, and so enabled the companies to advance. Later in the morning, Lce. Cpl. Jackson was the first to jump into a German trench which his platoon had to clear, and after doing further excellent work he was unfortunately killed. Throughout the whole day until he was killed this young N.C.O. showed the greatest valour and devotion to duty and set an inspiring example to all."

Buried at SANDERS KEEP MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAINCOURT-LES-HAVRINCOURT

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 135

Cemetery/memorial reference: II. D. 4.

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