Jackson, Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon 

Jackson

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

Images

About

About
Douglas Gordon
Jackson

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.

Get Email Updates

Share this page

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on email
Email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Leicester City, County & Rutland “At Risk” War Memorials Project is a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England under company registration number 08176202. The address of the company’s registered office is The Chancel, rear of All Saints’ Church, Highcross Street, Leicester LE1 4PH. Registered as a charity for tax purposes with HMRC.

Copyright © 2022 Leicester City, County & Rutland “At Risk” War Memorials Project 2018

Design & Build by:
onesixone web design