95368 Captain William Hector Jackson

Royal Engineers

William was born on 4th November 1899 in Sheffield, the son of William & Clara Jackson, William spent most of his childhood and early adult life on the Isle of Wight.

He married Ellen Watkins (of Melksham) in 1920. The family soon moved to Abergavenny, Gwent and two sons were born shortly afterwards.

William was given an Emergency Commission in the 4th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment (TA) on 15th August 1939, which he relinquished on in June 1940 to take up a Commission in the Royal Engineers as a Lieutenant. He was duly appointed as a Surveyor of Works for the Corsham Garrison. From 1941, he resided at 30 Pound Hill, Corsham. His youngest son, son, Flying Officer Ronald Trevor Jackson, was killed in action when his 74 Squadron Spitfire crashed after take-off on 29th September 1944. He was 21 years old was buried in Kortrijk, Belgium.

William died at Shaftsbury Military Hospital. He was 46 years old.

Corsham (St Batholomew) Church Burial Ground War Graves

This burial ground is the resting place for 22 servicemen who gave their lives on the First & Second World Wars. A number were men who had lived in the town or had family connections to the area. Others were serving in local units or were receiving treatment in Corsham’s military hospital when they died. Find out more about them using the QR code located at each individual grave. These commemorations will be maintained in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). 

CWGC Map Corsham

World War One

1. Pte Robert Brown ASC

2. Pte Hamilton T Kerr A&SH

3. Pte William HJ Robbins RDC

4. Pte William Evans RDC

5. Dvr Egbert Slade ASC

6. 3rd AM Harold Flower RFC

7. AB William F Hemmings RN

8. Pte Herbert A Rumming RASC 

9. Pte George F Merrett RASC 

10. Sgt William Farmer Innis Fus

11. Pte Sidney A Archer

World War Two

12. Spr Charles J Bond RE

13. Pte John Jones P Corps

14. Pte Harry Sivyer RAMC

15. Pte Thomas H Gill P Corps

16. Pte Wilfred NK Huskinson RAOC

17. Tpr William McCaldron RAC

18. Sgt John WM Bailey MM RA

19. Pte William G Elms P Corps

20. Pte William H Thompson Som LI

21. Gnr Eric Burford RA

22. Capt William H Jackson RE