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Royal Engineers
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis

Frank Critoph Jackson was from Manor Park in Essex. He enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers at London for service in the Great War of 1914-1918. Jackson joined the 1/1st London Field Company, Royal Engineers, a Territorial Force unit. Upon joining the unit, he was assigned Regimental Number 1210. The 1/1st Field Company was part of the 6th Division, a Regular Army division.

The 6th Division was deployed to France in the first month of the war. When the division arrived in France, Jackson already had been appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal. The 1/1st London Field Company saw action in the battles at Hooge on the 19th and 30th of July 1915, and again on the 9th of August 1915. Lance Corporal Jackson was killed in action on this final day of the Battle of Hooge.

Frank Critoph Jackson has no known grave. His death is commemorated on Panel 9 of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.


1. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineer Journal. The Institution of Royal Engineers, 1925-1932.
2. HMSO. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site.

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