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 406080 Walter Jackson
- Age: 19
- From: Eccles, Lancs
- Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
- K.I.A Tuesday 22nd October 1918
- Commemorated at: Honnechy Brit Cem
Panel Ref: II.A.2
Walter Jackson was born in 1899 in Eccles, Manchester and was the son of George and Rose Jackson.
The 1901 Census shows the family are living at 49 Vicarage Grove, Eccles. His father George is shown as a Stonebreaker born in Eccles in 1869 whilst his mother Rose was born in Salford in 1871. Walter is shown as 2 years of age born in 1899 and his siblings, all born in Eccles, are listed as follows; George b.1891, John b.1892, Elizabeth A. b.1894 and Frederick b.1901.
He enlisted in Bury and was serving with the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 406080 attached to the 182nd Tunnelling Company of the Royal Engineers when he was killed in action on the 2nd October 1918 aged 19 during the hundred days offensive which ended the First World War (8th August-11th November 1918).
He now rests at Honnechy British Cemetery, France. The inscription on his headstone reads:
“THY WILL BE DONE”
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Killed On This Day.(104 Years this day)
Monday 27th November 1916.
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