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Pte Frederick Jackson


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We are trying to identify the following soldier who was included in an entry of the Rochdale Observer on 01/02/1919:

Pte Frederick Jackson died CCS of pneumonia following severe attack of influenza. He had served 2 years in the Labour Co. Was employed by W H Heap Ltd, dyers and finishers Littleborough.

According to Ancestry – 1901 Census, Frederick Jackson was 12 years old and was employed as a Cotton Doffer. He was born in Rochdale (therefore born around 1889) and lived with William and Sarah A Crabtree of Molyneaux St as stepson. She later moved to Primrose St and was there in 1919.

The CWGC has well over 100 F Jacksons and although many have relatives listed rather too many don't such that we haven’t been able to identify this soldier. Now wondering if its possible to identify by elimination. We do have a Private 1856 Fred Jackson, 1st/5th Batt. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who was killed in action on the 3rd June 1915, Private Jackson born in Littleborough enlisted in Pontefract.

Its certainly not the same man.

Any help would be appreciated.

BernardP

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Although a number of pals read about the search, unfortunately none could assist. However, believe he has been found having checked CWGC (85 records)and Ancestry.

He is likely to be Pte Frederick Jackson 28588 of the Lancashire Fusiliers who later transferred to 190 Co Labour Corps, service No 405008 who died on 20.01.1919 and is buried in Grave R26 Charleroi Communal Cemetery, Belgium. he was most probably a POW. He was awarded the Victory medal. The date of his death co-incides with the report in the local paper.

Unless any pal knows otherwise, i think we will accept that this soldier is the one we wished to find.

Bernard

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[he was most probably a POW. Bernard

I am not sure why you think he was a POW. Is it because he was still in Belgium in 1919?

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My comment was simply a reiteration of the CWGC comments when reading about the details of the cemetery and its use.

Bernard

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Bernard

The CWGC write-up separetely mentions those who died after the Armistice. By the time this chap died in 1919, the Germans were not there.

Forum member Ivor Lee is The Man when it comes to the Labour Corps and may know what 190 Coy was up to at the time. Natural causes? Accident?

John

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John

the report in the paper stated that he died CCS of pneumonia following severe attack of influenza. Maybe he was doing some clearing up and died after the armistice as the CWGC also mentions.

Bernard

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