|1. Memorial:||Helles Memorial||Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.126|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of William and Sarah Hannah Jackson, of 24, Whelley, Wigan; husband of Jane May Jackson, of 26, Whelley, Wigan.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers|
1st Battalion August 1914 : in Karachi. Returned to England, landing 2 January 1915 and moved to Nuneaton. 2 January 1915 : Attached to 86th Brigade, 29th Division. 16 March 1915 : sailed via Egypt and landed Gallipoli 25 April 1915. Evacuated to Egypt January 1916. Landed at Marseilles March 1916.
|Action : Gallipoli|
The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.
Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.
6462 Company Sergeant Major Thomas Foster Jackson
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Mooltan No. 1307 E.C.||Bengal|
12th July 1912
13th August 1912
27th August 1912
Shown as "Killed in Action Aug 1915."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley