Jackson George Pte 4455287

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Name Jackson George
Army number 4455287
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born County Durham 1918/19.
Age 26
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but probably late April 1939. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF. Taken Prisoner of War - probably 20th May at FICHEUX. Fatally wounded by guards while attempting to escape. Enlistment Book shows date of death as 26/2/1945.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Prisoner of War Notified 9/8/1940. Camp details not yet known.
Died/Killed in action 24-Feb-45.
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Graham and Robina Jackson, Leslie, Fife. Commemorated Column 122, DUNKIRK MEMORIAL.
Source table 11DLI

Research is required via The International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, to ascertain where Pte Jackson was buried after being killed during his escape attempt. German records are likely to show the place of burial, but his remains may not have been able to be recovered post-war by Graves Registration. Unfortunately, the ICRC in Geneva are refusing access to the WW2 records, thus denying the opportunity to ascertain if Pte Jackson does indeed have a grave location.

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