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Sgt Harold Jackson VC.

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Conflict Commemorated:WW1

Address:St Peter and Paul

Parish:Kirton in Holland

Type of Memorial:Photograph

Description:A sheet of white paper, mounted on a wall and placed within a dark wooden frame. It is glazed. The paper features a photograph of Sgt Harold Jackson, who it commemorates and a hand written copy of the Victoria Cross citation.

Inscription:Sergt Harold Jackson Awarded Victoria Cross/ Citation/ London Gazette 8th May 1918./ "No: 184174 Harold Jackson Sergt. East/ Yorkshire Regiment, (Kirton near Boston/ Lincolnshire) for most conspicuous/ bravery and devotion to duty./ Sergt. Jackson volunteered and went/ through the hostile barrage and brought / back valuable information regarding the/ enemy's movements./ Later when the enemy had established/ themselves in our lines, this N.C.O. rushed/ at them and single handed bombed/ them out into the open./ Shortly afterwards, again single handed/ he stalked an enemy machine gun,/ threw mills-bombs at the detachment/ and put the gun out of action./ On a subsequent occasion, when all/ his officers had become casualties, / this very gallant N.C.O. led his company/ into the attack and when ordered to/ retire he withdrew his company successfully under heavy fire./ He went out repeatedly under heavy fire/ and carried in the wounded."

Notes:UKNIWM Ref: 62063

Sources Used:Michael Peck and London Gazette

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