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2Lt William Jackson


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I am looking for any information on 2nd Lt William Jackson, 11th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, attached 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, who was killed in action on 30th September 1918.

Thanks Mark

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He's in the Roll of Honour in the 23rd RF History, but nothing else. The 2nd Division History mentions the action: the Div had just crossed the Cana du Nord SE of Cambrai, and the 99th bde (including the 23 RF) attacked a strong position on the cambrai-Masnieres road, on a piece of high ground called Mont-sur-l'Ouevres and a railway line. 2 officers and about 60 men were casualties, and the attack wasn't pressed home.

In the appendix listing casualties in the Divisional History, Jackson isn't mentioned, but this must be an oversight.

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Officers Died CD shows him to be in 1st Bn RDF as opposed to 11th shown on CWGC site


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Hi Peter and Steven,

Thanks for the information.

I think I have managed to find his medal card, and a mention in the LG.

Regards Mark



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Here are the names I have found so far of men from the 23rd Royal Fusiliers killed in that action on 30 Sept 1918.

Regards Mark

Acting Captain Coull J F

93338 Pte Andrell N

80142 Pte Barrett J E

80097 Pte BaRsby T N

93366 Pte Dillon A

55068 Pte Dixie W J

93362 Pte Dooley M

73948 Pte Dumort

93378 Pte Gaughon T

80127 Pte Griffiths W G

78979 Pte Jeffery A

93404 Pte Kenny J

21247 Pte Mansfield H

100296 Pte McDonnell F

205976 Pte Noyes A A

90174 L/Cpl Perrins W

68772 Pte Quantrell C R

10899 Pte Roberts E

10667 Pte Skelton R W

80079 Pte Simmonds F

68993 Pte Solomon F

46024 Pte Styles W R

80071 Pte Turner F

68823 Pte Woolsey W

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