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John Leslie Jackson

Date of birth: 1912
Date of death: 11.11.1942
Area: Knottingley
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Family information: Husband of Ivy M Jackson nee Pinder
Rank: Sergeant
Service number: 960546

War Service

Flight/Sergeant Engineer John Leslie Jackson was with the 61st Squadron, based at RAF Syerston, when he died on 11th November 1942 age 30. He was buried at North Featherstone Cemetery, row 74 grave 19.
Pontefract & Castleford Express 20 November 1942 p7
Sergt John Leslie Jackson of the RAF, and of Chapel Street, Knottingley, has been killed in an accident in this country on returning from a successfully completed air operation. The funeral took place on Monday. A service at St Botolph’s Church, Knottingley was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. W Musgrave), and Sergt Jackson was buried at North Featherstone, where Mr Musgrave again conducted the ceremony. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack, and representatives of the RAF were among the mourners. There were many wreaths from relatives and friends, including three from the RAF. Before the war Sergt Jackson was a motor driver in London for three years. He leaves a widow and one son.”
Pontefract & Castleford Express 27 November p6 (with photo)
Sergt J L Jackson of the RAF and of Chapel Street, Knottingley, who as reported in ‘The Express’ last week, was killed in an accident in this country after returning from an air operation.”

Family Life

John Leslie Jackson was born in the fourth quarter of 1912 and his birth was registered at Howden, near Goole.
In the fourth quarter of 1934 he married Ivy M Pinder.

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