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Corporal William Jackson



Date of birth: 1888-01-15
Place of birth: Bradford Yorkshire England
Next of kin: Mary Catherine Jackson, wife. 522 Dalmar Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Marital status: married
Occupation (attested): Stenographer
Occupation (normalized): Stenographic Secretary
Address: 522 Dalmar Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action
Buried: Halifax Memorial, Panel 2.


Regimental number: 33653
Highest Rank: Corporal
Rank detail
  1. Corporal (Army).
  2. Private, 11th Battalion, Infantry (Army).
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86


LAC ID: 482024
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B4757-S013
Uploader's Notes:

Son of John Jackson and Maria Jackson of Saskatoon, Sakatchewan; husband of Mary Catherine Jackson of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

He served with the Canadian Militia and he enlisted on September 24, 1914, at Valcartier.
The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles southwest of the Fastnet Rock by U-86. Despite regulation Red Cross lights, the ship was deliberately torpedoed and most survivors, including 14 nursing sisters, were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.

Uploader's Research notes:

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

[Private Army Canadian Infantry 11th Battalion Corporal Army Canadian Army Medical Corps H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship) ]


Date added: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2021-07-14