A biography of the military career of Private Arthur Jackson who served in the 13119 Bedfordshire Regiment
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Private Arthur Jackson

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Private Arthur Jackson 13119 Bedfordshire Regiment

Fresh faced Arthur Jackson c1915Arthur was born in The Rye Eaton Bray in 1890 the son of Jeffrey Jackson, a staunch Methodist and Mary Jackson nee Henley.

Jeffrey was a Stockman on a farm and later was known as a Grocer touring the village with his cart.

According to the 1911 census when Arthur was 14 years old he became a Coal Dealer.

Three short years later when war broke out Arthur volunteered and in September of 1914 was sent to France.

The Bedford’s were involved in many of the worst battles of the war from 1914 at Ypre’s to 1916 on the Somme.

On the 23rd April 1917 Arthur was killed in action. It is not known how he died but the War Diary for the 1st Bedfords shows that 7 officers and 320 other ranks died that day. Arthur was one of them.


With Thanks to Arthur Bowley (nephew of Arthur Jackson) for the photograph.


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