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Reginald Jackson was born in St Albans in the last quarter of 1889. He initially enlisted in the Bedfordshire Regiment in St Albans and was given the service number 26077.

Sometime before sailing for France he was transferred into the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, and posted into the 9th Battalion. His new service number was 26050.

It is not known exactly when Reginald landed in France, except that it was sometime after 1st January 1916. Shortly afterwards, on the Somme he was killed in action. The Battalion weren’t engaged in an actual offensive action on this day, however Reginald was one of five casualties (see list below) the Battalion sustained, possibly suggesting a hit by mortar shell.

Rank: Private
Service No: 26050
Date of Death: 29/08/1916
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Bn.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

 

9th Battalion casualties on 29th August 1916

14560 PRIVATE WALTER BOARDMAN
26050 PRIVATE REGINALD JACKSON
23218 PRIVATE VICTOR KIRKMAN
24026 PRIVATE ROBERT NOLAN
26083 PRIVATE GEORGE ALBERT PARROTT
26107 PRIVATE THOMAS STOKES
26128 PRIVATE LEWIS CHARLES WALPOLE

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One Response to 26050 PTE. R. JACKSON. L.N.LAN.R

  1. John Crane says:

    What is your source for Reginald Jackson being in the Bedfordshire Regiment and what date did he join the Loyals? How do you know that he landed in France sometime after 1.1.16 and did not actually cross to France with the 9th battalion.

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