Jacklin, James

BORN SHEFFIELD 1894. ONLY SON OF NORAH & GEORGE JACKLIN, OF 87 ALFRED ROAD, BRIGHTSIDE, SHEFFIELD. BROTHER TO JULIA, CATHERINE AND NORAH. A FORMER LABOURER AND A REGULAR SERVING SOLDIER, WHEN WAR BEGAN. HE ENLISTED AT SHEFFIELD, ON 29/12/1902, AGED 18 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS. SERVED AS RIFLEMAN, 9491, OF THE RIFLE BRIGADE. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 6 INCHES TALL, 118 LBS WEIGHT, 33 INCH CHEST, GREY EYES, DARK BROWN HAIR, BURNS ON HIS RIGHT FOREARM, CHURCH OF ENGLAND RELIGION. DURING HIS TRAINING, HIS ARMY RECORD SHEET REPORTS THAT HE WAS OFTEN LATE OR DIRTY ON PARADE, STILL IN BED AT 6.10AM, LAUGHING AT AN INSTRUCTOR, GAMBLING IN THE SERGEANT”S LATRINE, USING INSUBORDINATE LANGUAGE, BEING IN A PUBLIC HOUSE WHICH WAS OUT OF BOUNDS. HE SERVED WITH THE BRIGADE AT CAIRO, IN EGYPT. HE MARRIED MARIA LENNON, IN SHEFFIELD, ON 07/09/1907. SHE LIVED AT 8 HOPE SQUARE, BRIGHTSIDE LAND, SHEFFIELD WITH THEIR TWO CHILDREN. WHEN WAR BEGAN, HE WAS SENT TO FRANCE ON 08/09/1914. WAS KILLED IN ACTION, AT YPRES, ON 22/06/1915, AGED 32. HE HAD SERVED IN THE ARMY FOR 12 YEARS AND 175 DAYS. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS WIDOW, MARIA JACKLIN AND THEIR TWO CHILDREN, JAMES AND MARIA.
HIS NAME WAS LISTED ON THE HULL PENNINGTON STREET MEMORIAL. HE IS BURIED IN BELGIUM. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPTION, READS, “DEATH DIVIDES BUT MEMORY CLINGS FROM WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN”.


First name:
JAMES
Military Number:
9491
Rank:
Rifleman
Date Died
22/06/1915
Place died:
La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
Age:
32
, PENNINGTON STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK