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War Graves & Remembrance Graves

William Vernon Jackson

The information on William Vernon Jackson has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the archives of the Llais local newspaper, and detail upon local memorials.

William Vernon Jackson is remembered on the Ystalyfera County School War Memorial



** Mother possibly died 1928 aged 59
NameWilliam Vernon Jackson
Date of Death30th October 1918
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death19
Unit and RegimentRoyal Air Force; 206th Sqdn.
RankSecond Lieutenant
Service Number178134
Personal InformationBorn Clydach 08/04/1899. Son of William JACKSON (Born Clydach 1867) Mechanic at Tin Plate Works and Margaretta JACKSON** (Born Clydach 1869) of Brynawel, Caemawr, Clydach, Swansea. Prior to War employed as a fitter (Apprentice Engineer). Enlisted in RAF 05/06/1918 as Learner Pilot was registered as being in France from 06/10/1918
Cemetery  Y FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER - FRANCE; A. 13
Local Memorials Ystalyfera County School War Memorial
Clydach. St. Mary's Church, Clydach
Clydach War Memorial Hospital Quarr Road Clydach
Book = Ystalyfera County School THE FIRST 50 YEARS
Memorial Tablet in Hebron Chapel, Clydach
Known BrothersEdwin JACKSON (Born Clydach 1903)
Known Sisters[Winifred M] Vida JACKSON (Born Clydach 1901)
Edith JACKSON (Born Clydach 1906)

HIS SERVICE RECORDS ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN DESTROYED IN A FIRE AT RECORDS OFFICE
Believed to be the Observer when he was killed in an early morning raid and may have been originally buried in another cemetery

From the Cambria Daily Leader newspaper, 5th November 1918 :-

Mr and Mrs W Jackson of Caemawr Clydach received the news on Sunday that their eldest son, Flight Officer Vernon Jackson, of the RFC, had been killed in France. Deceased, who was only about 20 years of age, was an observer and had only been in France about a month. Prior to joining up he was employed at the Clydach Foundry.


From the Cambria Daily Leader newspaper, 16th November 1918 :-

JACKSON:
Mr and Mrs W Jackson of Caemawr Clydach, wish to thank their relatives and friends for their kind sympathy and floral tributes received in their recent sad bereavement.

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