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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. As there are a few James Jacksons born in Wolverhampton, it is difficult to pin down his birth entry or his census records.