BORN HULL 1898. SON OF GEORGE WILLIAM JACKSON (1868-1924) & HELENA M. BACKHOUSE (1869-1944), OF 9 HARRIETS TERRACE, EASTBOURNE STREET, HULL. (CWGC ADDRESS). EDUCATED AT DAY STREET SCHOOL.
LOST AT SEA ON THE STEAM TRAWLER “HALCYON”, AGED 18.
HE IS LISTED ON ST JOHNS CHURCH ROLL OF HONOUR, ST GEORGES ROAD, HULL. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON THE 21ST APRIL 1917, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *
The steam Trawler, Halcyon, was built by Cochrane & Cooper, Ltd., Beverley in 1898 and owned at the time of her loss by J. Leyman Jr. was a British trawler of 190 tons.
On February 19th, 1917, Halcyon was sunk by a mine from the German submarine U-71 (Hugo Schmidt), off Butt of Lewis. 11 persons were lost.
CREW LOST ON HALCYON (H408), struck mine off Butt of Lewis, 19th February, 1917.
BLAND, James (47), 281 Hawthorne-Avenue, Hull. Skipper
DORNAN, Frederick (43), 8 John’s-Terrace, Redbourne St, Hull. Chief Engineer
GREENWOOD, Richard (41), 16 Day St, Hull. Sparehand
HARLAND, Henry (43), 547 Hessle Road, Hull. Mate
JACKSON, George (18), 9 Harriet-Terrace, Eastbourne St, Hull. 2nd/Engineer
MARSDEN, Henry (43), 46 Paisley St, Hull. Deckhand
PATTERSON, Charles (55), 88 Goulton St, Hull. Bosun
PENROSE, Alfred (34), 5 Albany Terrace, Liverpool Street, Hull Deckhand
RHOADES, Henry (36), 15 St. Andrew’s St, Hull. Trimmer
WATTON, E (29), 11 Howe St, Jennings St, Hull. Cook
WEST, John (38), 7 Walter’s-Terrace, Brighton St, Hull. 3rd/Hand