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Jackson, Thomas Norman, MC
1897-1918

Born at Swinton, West Riding, he was connected with Swinton Bridge PM chapel and was a cleaner at the Great Central Railway depot, Mexborough. A Lance-Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for volunteering on 27 September 1918 to follow his commander over the Canal du Nord at Graincourt where, under point-blank fire, they climbed down the barbed-wire-festooned sides of the canal, rushed the post and captured two guns and twelve prisoners; later in the day he was killed almost immediately while clearing a German trench. He was interred at the Sanders Keep Military Cemetery, Graincourt-les-Havrincourt and his name is on the Swinton War Memorial in St. Margaretís churchyard and on the memorial formerly in Swinton Bridge PM chapel.

Sources

  • Swinton Bridge Street Methodist Church, 1869-1969: centenary souvenir

brochure /(1969)

  • Max Arthur, Symbol of Courage: a history of the Victoria Cross (London, 2004)

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