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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Andrew Jackson

Andrew JacksonBolton Journal and Guardian 24 September 1915

His Life for His Country

Many Boltonians have sacrificed their lives while fighting with the 6th L.N.L. Regiment at the Dardanelles, and the latest who has fallen in action is Pte. Andrew Jackson, whose mother lives at 51, Green-st. The gallant soldier, who was killed on August 30th, was only 20 years of age. Prior to the war he was a moulder at Messrs. Dobson and Barlow’s Works. Four days before he met his heroic death he wrote home:- “I hope you are keeping your heart up, for I think it won’t be long before this war is over. It is just a year ago since I ‘listed.”

James was the son of Mary Jackson b.1865.

On the 1911 Census Andrew was living at 51 Green Street, Bolton with his widowed mother and siblings James b.1893, Mary E b.1898, Bertha b.1902 and Florence b.1906. Andrew's occupation was given as flyer maker.

His medical examination on enlistment record him as being 5' 4 5/8" tall and weighing 104 lbs with blue eyes and brown hair.

In May 1915, while already enlisted in the Loyals, he attempted to "fraudulently enlist" again in the Royal Field Artillery (the Bolton Artillery) but was discovered.

His mother remarried in 1917 to Charles Eccles.

 

Name Jackson, Andrew
Rank Private
Number 3247
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
c.1895
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
26 August 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
30 August 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
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Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment