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Israel Jackson "Issy"

Born:
1894
Died:
3 Sivan 5675 (16 May 1915)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
JAC5976
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1894
Place of birth:
Sunderland

Death

Date of death:
3 Sivan 5675 (16 May 1915)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Cause of death:
Died of wounds
Burial place:
Bedford House Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Family home:
1 Manor House Road, Jesmond Sunderland (1911)

Synagogues

Name:
Moore Street Synagogue, Sunderland
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The Late Pte Issy Jackson

We are informed that the Jewish soldier referred to by Col. Vaux (reported last week) was Pte Issy Jackson, youngest son of Mr and Mrs. A Jackson, highly respected members of the Jewish Community who, until their recent removal to Newcastle-on-Tyne, resided in Sunderland for over forty years.
The deceased soldier joined His Majesty's Forces immediately on the outbreak of war. He was very popular in his regiment, being very enthusiastic about the duty he owed to his native country in the time of her need. He left for the front on April 19th and in less than a week was fighting in the trenches at Ypres, being among the reinforcements hurriedly sent up to relieve the Canadians, who were overcome by gas. He came through this ordeal successfully and was almost continuously in the thickest part of the fighting until he was wounded by shrapnel on May 15th. He was at this time in his dugout with two other Jewish soldiers- his own personal friends, Pte T. M. Cohen and Pte. Henry Jacoby. His wound was not considered serious but he only lived five hours afterwards, passing away peacefully in the dressing station, his friend Pte Jacoby, being present as he breathed his last.
His death was mourned by the whole of his company. From officer to man he was known to be one who did his duty and was deservedly popular with all. His friends asked for permission which was readily granted, to bury him according to the Jewish religion and on he following day, Sunday, five Jewish soldiers dug his grave and all the Jewish members of his battalion were present when at 2pm the same day he was buried outside the dressing station. Pte. T. M. Cohen read the burial service in Hebrew, and recited the Kaddish.

Family

Siblings

Zachariah Jackson (male)
Sophie Jackson (female)
Jacob Jackson (male)
Leon Jackson (male)
Samuel Jackson (male)
Joshua Jackson (male)
Barnard Jackson (male)
Esther Jackson (female)

Parents

Father: Elias Aaron Jackson (male)
Mother: Sarah Jackson (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
2578
Date discharged/death:
16 May 1915
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
Durham Light Infantry
Battalion/unit:
7th Battalion

Roll of Honour

I. JACKSON, 15 May 1915

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
16/05/1915
Age:
Regiment / service:
7th Bn., Durham Light Infantry
Cemetery:
Bedford House Cemetery
Grave reference:
Enclosure No.2 VI. A. 32.
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