L/Cpl Thomas Norman Jackson

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Reference WMO/282500

Address:

Mexborough Station

Station Road

Mexborough

S64 9AQ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Black metal plaque with purple border and a VC at the top. Inscription is in silver lettering. In station waiting room
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/In memory of/Lance Corporal Thomas Norman Jackson VC/1st Battalion Coldstream Guards/(11th February 1897 - 27th September 1918)/Thomas Norman Jackson, born in Swinton, was an engine cleaner for the/Great Central Railway at Mexborough Locomotive Depot, who voluntarily/enlisted at the age of 19. Mobilised to France on 5th October 1917, he/saw action at the Battle of Cambrai. On 27th September 1918 his platoon/was part of the force which attacked the heavily defended Canal du Nord/at Graincourt. He was first to respond to a call for volunteers to cross the/canal to attack a machine gun position barring the way forward. He joined/his commander and two comrades to attack the emplacement, capturing/two machine guns and fourteen prisoners. Later that day, he entered an/enemy trench where, during hand to hand combat, he despatched two of/the defenders, only to be killed./ /For his actions he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross./ /He is buried in Sanders Keep Military Cemetery./Graincourt-les-Havricourt./

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