1885 - 1916
CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916
Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916
Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Pte 42689 Daniel Jackson
- Age: 30
- From: Liverpool
- Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
- D.O.W Thursday 2nd August 1917
- Commemorated at: Brandhoek New Mil Cem
Panel Ref: II.E.14
Daniel Jackson was born on 2nd March 1887, the fifth of 6 children born to Joseph, a baker born in Ruabon, and his wife Anne nee Morgan from Pulford, Cheshire who were at this time living at 11 Rushton Place, Woolton. Daniel was baptised on 3rd April 1887 in St Peter’s Church, Woolton.
The 1891 Census shows the family at 11 Rushton Place, when Daniel has 3 older brothers, and both an older and a younger sister.
In 1894 Joseph and Ann had another son, Ernest William but the 1901 Census shows that Joseph has died and his widow lives at the same address with her five sons – George, 26 years, a postman; Henry, 21 years, a bobbin turner; John, 16 years, a telegraph messenger; Daniel and Ernest, both at school.
When he left school, Daniel also took up employment with the Post Office and the 1911 Census shows him with his mother and younger brother Ernest still living at 11 Rushton Place. Daniel is now 24 years old and is said to be a letter carrier with the Post Office, while Ernest is a copper roller’s apprentice.
On 30th January 1913 in St Peter’s Church, Woolton, Daniel Jackson, 26 years, postman, of Dale Cottage, Woolton, son of Joseph (deceased) married Annie Gertrude Stout, 20 years, daughter of Alfred King Stout, a warehouseman and living at the Post Office, Woolton. On 25th April 1914, Daniel and Annie had twin daughters – Bertha and Martha who were baptised in St Peters, Woolton on 31st May 1914.
Daniel enlisted in Liverpool joining the 17th Battalion of The King's Liverpool Regiment as Private 42689. His Medal Card shows that he earned the BWM and VM and probably went over to France in 1916 so at least he had a few months with his new daughters before he died of wounds on 2nd August 1917, possibly sustained during the opening day of the Battle of Paschendaele on 31st July 1917.
Daniel Jackson now rests at II E 14 in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium.
He is commemorated on the Memorial at St Peter's Church in Woolton.
Killed On This Day.(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old