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A notice appeared in the Express & Star on 21 May 1918 asking for information about Corporal J. Harold Jackson, of the Durham Light Infantry and “formerly of the composing staff of the Express and Star“. He had been missing since 10 April, and his sister, of 185 Waterloo Road, was keen to hear news of him.

Unfortunately, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site confirms that Corporal James H. E. Jackson (number 301913) was killed on 10 April 1918. He is commemorated at Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.

He was born in 1889 at Preston, and by 1911 he was living at 37 Newhampton Road West. He was aged 22 and employed as a printer Linotype operator. He was living with his mother Bertha, his brother Ernest (11) and his two sisters Mabel (16) and Winnie (14).