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Walter Jackson was the husband of Minnie S. Jackson and lived at 18 Dart Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston.

During the first world war Walter enlisted in the Army and joined the 10th (Service) Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was given the number 22797.

Walter sailed to France to join his Battalion in the field sometime after January 1916 and was killed in action when a minenwerfer exploded on 11th October 1916.

German soldiers loading a shell into a minenwerfer

German soldiers loading a shell into a minenwerfer

Unfortunately we have not been able to locate his service records however the following article appeared in a local newspaper shortly after his death.

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Minnie instructed the CWGC to place the following words upon his headstone in the cemetery at Aix-Noulette.

HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE

Rank: Private
Service No: 22797
Date of Death: 11/10/1916
Age: 37
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 10th Bn.
Cemetery: TRANCHEE DE MECKNES CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE

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