Jackson, Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon 


1896 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.29567
Regiment 14th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
DiedNovember 26, 1917



Douglas Gordon

Douglas was born in 1896 in Leicester to Walter Henry Jackson, a carrier, and Ellen (nee Gulliver).

They had 7 children –
Florence Ellen 1887
Walter James 1890
Frances Louise 1892
Frank Arthur 1896
Douglas Gordon 1897
Rose Lilian 1898
Daisy 1900

In 1901 census the family lived at 58 Victoria Rd. North but Douglas is not on the list.
In 1902, when Douglas was 6, his mother, Ellen, died.

Later the same year Walter married his second wife Agnes Mary (nee Keighton). They had 4 children –
Grosvenor Leslie 1903
Margaret Rebecca 1905
Victor Henry 1907
George Edward 1910

In 1911 census the family lived at 28 Wood Hill and Douglas is listed as a clicker at the shoe factory.

Douglas first joined the Notts. And Derby Regiment then later transferred as Private 29567 14th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. He died of wounds on 26.11.1917 and is buried at Rocquigny­ Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France.
He is also on the St. Stephen’s Church Memorial.

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