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Sgt Ivor John Jackson 13697 'E' Section, RAF Depot, Blandford


huwrevans

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Hi,

 

Can anyone help provide some more information on this soldier/airman buried in a local cemetery, along with another from the same camp who also died of pneumonia,  along with many others https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1918/nov/06/blandford-camp

 When he died 2/3/19 of pneumonia he was a Sgt fitter (Aero Engine) in 'E' section, RAF Depot in Blandford. 

 

So far I'm coming up blank in trying to identify his RFC number and/or any previous unit. 

 

Any thoughts?

 

Thanks

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His RAF record card is available via Ancestry on Fold3 and has quite a bit of detail. You need to get a copy as it gives a lot of information. Looks like he was previously in 2/3rd Monmouthshire Regiment.

 

 

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Thanks both. My typo on his number.  Will look into it.

A bit more background - I'm a volunteer with the CWGC and he's in one of the cemeteries I look after.  I also give talks on behalf of the CWGC (Kantor speakers programme) and trying to get as much information on the servicemen 'under my care' to keep their memories alive.

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  • huwrevans changed the title to Sgt Ivor John Jackson 13697 'E' Section, RAF Depot, Blandford

1.  Find A Grave:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/149767076/ivor-john-jackson

 

2.  St Mary's, Abergavenny:

https://www.militaryimages.net/media/st-mary-christ-church-war-memorial-abergavenny.97563/

 

3.  In 1911 he was a solicitors junior clerk living at 25 Cobden Place, Albert Rd, Abergavenny, with his family (1911 census from ancestry):

1911.jpg.2b40ae779d02577dd0bb59c901359b5c.jpg

 

JP

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