Biography of Private Sidney Jackson (60752)
43rd Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Formerly 49833 – Notts and Derby
Died 22nd October 1917


  • Name: Sidney Jackson
  • Date of birth: 1897
  • Place of Birth: Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1897
  • Place of Birth Registration: Boston, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: William Jackson
  • DOB: 1866
  • Place of Birth: Horsington, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Carpenter journeyman


  • Name: Sarah Jane Mitchell
  • DOB: 1865
  • Place Of Birth: Louth, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1891 Boston District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William Jackson, 1892, Sibsey
  • Samuel Jackson, 1894 Skirbeck
  • Albert Jackson, 1895, Skirbeck
  • Sidney Jackson, 1897, Skirbeck
  • Annie Jackson, 1899, Heckington
  • Beatrice Ladysmith Jackson, 1900, Bourne
  • Ernest Jackson, 1901, Bourne
  • Alice Jackson, 1903, Bourne
  • Isabella Jackson, 1904, Bourne (died 1904)
  • Edward Jackson, 1905, Bourne
  • Thomas Jackson, 1907, Bourne (died 1907) Twin
  • Arthur Jackson, 1907, Bourne (died 1907) Twin


  • 1901: Sidney is living with his parents in South Fen, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Sidney is living with his parents in Eastgate, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 13 and he is listed as a labourer on farm.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Sidney has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 3rd November 1917
    WAR NOTES. – THREE DEATHS AND SEVERAL CASUALTIES,- Official notification has been received this week of the death of three Bourne boys.  Pte. Jim Tabour, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Tabour, of Wood View, is reported killed in action.  Deceased, who had been in the Army eighteen months, leaves a yound widow and children.  Pte. Sydney Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Jackson, of Eastgate, has died of wounds.  A letter addressed to his parents by the Chaplain of his regimentconveyed the sad intelligence, the letter being written at the request of deceased after having been mortally wounded.  Pte. Harold Pridmore, who was a member of the R.A.M.C., is reported killed whilst attending to a wounded soldier, deceased having been caught by a sniper. Prior to his enlistment, he was employed by the Peterborough Cp-operative Society, at their Bourne branch, and leaves a widow.  Pte. J. R, Arnald, who has been in hospital in France for several weeks suffering from shell shock, is now an inmate of a V.A.D. hosptital at Great Warley, Essex.  The latest reports indicate that he is favourably progressing.  Second A. M. Griffiths, who was reported wounded some few weeks back, is now in the hospital at Stockport.  He was wounded in the right arm, and we inderstand he is making satisfactory progress.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 24 November 1917
    IN MEMORIAM – To the respected memory of three Bourne soldiers, a memorial service was held in the Parish Church on Sunday afternoon, when a numerous congregation (larger than usual) attended.  Pte. Jim Tabor (killed Oct. 22nd), Pte. James Henry Smith (23rd october, 1916), and Pte. Sydney Jackson (Oct 22nd) were the three in respect of whom the service was held.  Their own favourite hymns were sung, Mr Leary presiding at the organ, and Mr. Fromant reading the lesson.  The Vicar addressed the mourners on the words, “The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.”  He remarked that weeping was a language which all could understand – one spoken everywhere at the present time; it was the universal tongue, comprehended alike by the English wife, the Italian mother, the French sister, or the Serbian child.  But the tears of to-day will be the glory of the next generations.  They will say, “Our fathers died for these days we inherit, and our mothers wept.  We have entered into their labours.  The Times, and the homes, the , the inheritance er enjoy were won by death and tears.”  Life will come out of death.  On one of the battlefields a shell fell amongst some thirsty soldiers, to whom no water could be sent.  That shell killed some , but it split the ground near a spring, and immediately there burst a stream of precious water.  So the death of somebecomes the life of others.  And the survuors will say-

    O valiant hearts, who to your glory came
    Through dust of conflict, and through battle flame;
    Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
    Your memory hallowed in the land you loved.


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 24 November 1917
    Other. Regiments
    Died of wounds – M.G.C., Jackson 60752 S. (Bourne)


    • Grantham Journal Staurday 27th April 1918
      NEWS OF BOURNE BOYS – Mr and Mrs Joyce of Bedehouse Bank, have received information that their son, Pte. H. L Joyce, Lincoln Regt., died in hospital in France, from gunshot wounds in the left thigh. Mr and Mrs J. Copper of Manning road, have had all the letters of thieir son Leslie, returned marked “no address known.”  They have not yet had official notice that he is missing, although one of the letters was marked to that effect. Private Martin E. Barnes, a native of Bourne, attached to the Notts. and Derby Regiment, has been missing since March 21st. The notification came to Pte Barnes’ sister, Mrs F Hinson of Willoughby Road. Pte Wm Jackson son of Mr and Mrs Wm Jackson of Eastgate, has been taken prisoner. He is unwounded. This is the second son of Mr and Mrs jackson who is now a prisoner of war, whilst a third and younger son was killed in action some months ago. Mrs Smallman of Elm-terrace has received official notification that her husband, Pte. E. Smallson is missing. Prior to his joining the Forces, Pte. Smalls was in the employ of Messrs. W.H. Smith and Son at their Bourne bookstall.

      Military Records

      Attestation Papers

      • None found

      Soldier’s Died In The Great War

      • These records show that Private Sidney Jackson, 60752, Infantry Bn, Machine Gun Corps Regiment was killed in action on 22nd October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

      Pension Records

      • Available

      Effects Left To

      • Father William


      • The British Medal
      • The Victory Medal


      • UK:
      • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
      • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens

      • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
      • In memory of Private Sidney Jackson, 60752, 43rd Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Regiment who died on 22 October 1917 Age 20
      • Son of William and Sarah Ann Jackson, of Bourne, Lincs.
      • Remembered with honour, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
      • Grave XXII. D. 1A.

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