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Name Ernest Jackson  M.M.
Nick Name  
Last Known Address Lime Street Millfield, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Married to Annie May with 2 children.

Unit of Service 19th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.
Number and Rank 19/200 W.O.2. (Company Sergeant Major).
Date & Place of Death 21st February 1969.
Grave Location
(if known)
Where Commemorated
(if known)


Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

At the age of 18 Ernest was a Bugler in The North Durham Militia.

It is Known he served in The Somme in France and other locations in Belgium.

Ernest was awarded the Military Medal, Mention in Dispatches, 1914 - 1918 War Medal, 1914 - 1918 Victory Medal.

Further details of Ernest's service can be gained from the National Archives online Ref: WO 372/10/173293.

National Archives    (click on National Archives)


Other general information. online links, images etc.

Ernest was born on 21st December 1886. He was born at 22 Cumberland Street but lived most of his life at the Lime Street address.  He married Annie May and had two children son Ernest and daughter Edith. He was a Whitesmith by trade and was the first person to complete 50 years of service working for Steel & Co and worked until well into his 70's.


Below is Ernest's Birth Certificate.



Below is the 1911 Census and summary.


Ernest Jackson

Age in 1911:


Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1887

Relation to Head:




Birth Place:

Sunderland, Durham, England

Civil Parish:






Street address:

24 Cousin St

Marital Status:



Whitesmith Sanitary Engineer

Household Members:



Ernest Jackson


Annie May Jackson


Edith Jackson




Below is the Register of his Medal Entitlement.


Below is the boxed Medals that Ernest was awarded.



Below is Ernest's Service Card showing Medal Entitlement.


Below is a picture of Ernest dressed as a Bugler in The North Durham Militia.

It is believed to have been taken in 1904.



A Photograph of the Sergeants in the D.L.I. During WW1

Ernest is in the third row from the front and third from the left.


Ernest as a Warrant Officer.


Below is the framed Mention In Dispatches Citation.

This Citation was signed by The Secretary State for War Winston Spencer Churchill.


Below are the details of the 19th Battalion's service in WW1.

19th (Service) Battalion (2nd County)
13.01.1915 Formed at Durham by the Durham Parliamentary Recruiting Committee as a bantam battalion.
May 1915 Moved to Cocken Hall and then Masham, Yorkshire to join the 106th Brigade of the 35th Division.
July 1915 Moved to Perham Down, Salisbury Plain.
15.08.1915 Taken over by the War Office.
01.02.1916 Mobilised for war and landed at Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western front including;
The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, The fighting for Arrow Head Copse and Maltz Horn Farm, The fighting for Falfemont Farm. 
Jan 1917 After medical examination ceased to be a bantam battalion, removing unfit men to the Labour Corps.
The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, The fighting in Houthulst Forest, The Second Battle of Passchendaele. 
08.02.1918 Transferred to the 104th Brigade of the same Division.
The First Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Ypres, The Battle of Courtrai, The action of Tieghem. 
11.11.1918 Ended the war at Everbecq west of Grammont


Below is Ernest's Death Certificate.













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