Stephen Jackson | Service Record


SurnameJackson
First Name(s)Stephen
Place of BirthBirmingham
Club(s)Coventry City
ServiceBritish Army
RankCompany Sergeant Major
Service Number11990
Previous Service Number(s)-
Regiment or CorpsSouth Staffordshire Regiment
Unit(s)7th (Service) Battalion
1st Battalion
Previous Regiment(s) or Corps-
Unit(s)-
Type of Casualty (If applicable)Killed in Action
Theatre of War (If applicable)Western European Theatre
Date of Death (If applicable)26/10/1917
Place of Death (If applicable)France and Flanders
Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)V. F. 4.
Awards and DecorationsDistinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
Citation(s)Distinguished Conduct Medal: 11990 C.S.M. S. Jackson (Birmingham), S. Staff. R.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid. Although not raking part in it, he went out under very heavy fire at a critical moment, having learnt that the rai was making very little progress owing to considerable opposition. He reorganised parties and led them forward, afterwards personally conducting stretcher bearers up to the enemy lines and clearing No Man’s Land of wounded. His fearlessness and splendid initiative at a trying time proved invaluable to the success of the operation." (The Edinburgh Gazette, Supplement 13143, 19 September 1917.)
Supplementary NotesSon of Mrs. Lotte Jackson husband of Edith Jackson, of 1/248, Heath St. Winson Green, Birmingham.