Biography of Gunner Samuel William Jackson (340965)
76th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Died 24th June 1917


  • Name: Samuel William Jackson
  • Date of birth: 1884
  • Place of Birth: Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England
  • Date of Birth registration: October – December 1884
  • Place of Birth Registration: Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England

  • Name: Robert Jackson
  • DOB: 1863
  • Place of Birth: Yaxley, Huntingdonshire, England
  • Occupation: Farm Labourer

  • Name: Eliza  Ellen Wood
  • DOB: 1859
  • Place Of Birth: Collyweston, Northamptonshire
  • Marriage: 1884 Peterborough District

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

  • Samuel William Jackson, 1884, Yaxley
  • Jonathan Jackson, 1886, Borough Fen
  • Ann Jackson, 1888, Borough Fen
  • Robert Jackson, 1889, Borough Fen (Died 1889)
  • Henry Jackson, 1890, Borough Fen
  • Joseph Jackson, 1891, Borough Fen
  • Eliza Ellen Jackson, 1892, Borough Fen (Twin)
  • Maud Mary Jackson, 1892, Borough Fen (Twin)
  • Ethel May Jackson, 1893, Borough Fen
  • Arthur Jackson, 1894, Borough Fen (Died 1894)
  • Mary Jackson, 1895, Borough Fen
  • George Jackson, 1895, Borough Fen
  • James Alfred Jackson, 1897, Borough Fen
  • Frederick Jackson, 1898, Borough Fen
  • Mary Elizabeth Jackson, 1899, Borough Fen
    Plus 3 more which names are unknown taken from 1911 census

  • 1891: Samuel is living with his parents in Borough Fen
  • 1901: Samuel is living with his parents in Borough Fen
  • 1911: Samuel is living in Borough Fen with his wife Alice. The census gives him an age of 26 and he is listed as a labourer of farm.
Relatives in services

  • None found

  • Name: Alice Baggaley
  • Date of birth: 1888
  • Place of Birth: Sutterton, Lincolnshire

  • Date of Marriage: April-June 1908
  • Place of Marriage: Sleaford District
Wife’s parents

  • Father: Joseph H Baggaley
  • Mother: Milleston Porter

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 28th July 1917
    Died of wounds
    R.G.A. Jackson 340965 Gnr.(Bourne).


  • Lincolnshire Free Press Date unknown.
    Our weekly showing how the Free Press covered World War One 100 years ago.
    ‘Respected, cheerful and well liked’ gunner from Weston was another casualty of was.
    Three more local men who were casualties of the war were pictured in the Lincolnsshire, Boston and Spalding Free Press of October 16th 1917.
    It was reported that Corpl W Clifton, of Spalding, and Gunr SW Jackson, of Haconby Fen, had died of wounds, while Gunr Harold Dean, Of Weston, had been killed in action.
    In a letter sent to his mother, it was sid that the “well liked, cheerful and respected” Gunr Dean’s death was caused by a German shell which pitched close to him, killing him instantly.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found
Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Gunner Samuel William Jackson, 340965, 76th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery was killed in action on 24th June 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left Too

  • Widow Alice

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Haconby, plaque in St Andrew’s Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In Memory of Gunner Samuel William Jackson, 340965, 76th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery who died on 24 June 1917 Age 32
  • Husband of Alice Jackson, Newark Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln
  • Remembered with Honour, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  • Gravel  XIV.D.8A


© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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