28 June 1917 : Jackson Bacon, 11th Bn Essex Regiment

Jackson Bacon was born in July 1894 in Haverhill, Essex, England. 

Haverhill, Essex, England (cc OpenStreetMap)

Jackson's parents were Stephen Bacon (a coachman/groom) and Julia Kate (née Marsh) (a garment finisher).

At the 1901 Census the family were living at 85 High St, Haverhill and comprised parents Hilda (10), Jackson (6), Maud (5) and Charles (10 months) 

At the 1911 Census, the family living at the same address, Jackson (age 16) was working as a milkboy with his parents, Jackson now the eldest, Maud (15 who died in 1911), Charles (10), Ena (7) and George (4).

Poster calling on men of Essex to volunteer:  Unknown designer. Printed by E French and Son, The Westbury Press, Brentwood. © IWM Art.IWM PST 5972

Jackson enlisted in Warley, Essex and joined the Essex Regiment.

At the time he was living at 23 Rochford Road, Chelmsford


He served in 5th Platoon, B Company, 3rd Bn, Essex Regiment based in Felixstowe.

St Mary's Church Chelmsford, 1917 

On 10 March 1917 he married Rose Jane Bowers in Chelmsford Cathedral 

Pension Card from The Western Front Association digital archive on Fold3 by Ancestry

35760 Jackson Bacon, 11th Bn Essex Regiment

KIA 28 June 1917 (Age 23) 

At time of his death living at 27 Duke St, Chelmsford

Dud Corner Cemetery, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, France. © CWGC 2022

Jackson is buried in Dud Corner CemeteryLoos-en-Gohelle, Department du Pas-de-Calais, France.