574077 Pte Benjamin Jackson, 988 Coy Labour Corps.
Formerly 12588 in the 1st Bn East Lancashire Regiment, Benjamin was an employee of Grimshaw's brewery in Burnley. He enlisted into the East Lancs in August 1915 and served in France with the 7th Battalion until he was wounded by gunshot to the neck in 1916. After treatment at the Rawalpindi Hospital at Wimereux and in the UK, he returned to the 1st Battalion from which he was attached to 988 Coy of the Labour Corps. Wounded again in May 1918, Benjamin died in 13 Field Ambulance at Tannay aged 24. He is still buried in Tannay British Cemetery, France.
19 May 1918
Research by David O'Mara