Friday, 5 June 2015

Jackson, Robert Warburton - Private (241410)

Pte Robert Warburton Jackson
1st/5th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action
19th October 1917
Age 20
Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery

Newspaper Report:

While attending to a wounded soldier on October 19th 1917, Private R.W. Jackson, East Lancashire Regiment of 7 Snighole, Helmshore was killed by a shell.
Aged 20, he enlisted in April, 1915.  He worked at Porritt's Mill, Helmshore and was a member of the Blue Ribbon Club.  His name is on Musbury Church roll of honour, and there will be a memorial service there on Sunday.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Pte. R.W. Jackson, East Lancashire Regt., who was killed on October 19th 1917.

"In a grave somewhere in France,
A brave young hero sleeps,
Greater love hath no man than this,
To lay down his life for his friends.

When last we saw his smiling face,
He looked so young and brave,
We little thought how soon he would be,
Laid in a hero's grave."

From his sorrowing Mother, Brother, and Sister at 7 Snighole, Helmshore.

"How little we thought when we said good-bye,
We parted for ever, and you were to die;
The grief that we feel words cannot tell,
For we could not be with you to bid you farewell."

From his Sweetheart, Florrie, at 19 Blakey Street, Burnley.

"As a friend we proved him,
As a brother we loved him."

With deep regret from his Pals in France, Jack and Teddy.