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JACKSON, C M (2628364) (V)

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Year: 2005
Branch: Lincoln

Sgt Jackson was born in Billinghay Lincolnshire on 17th May 1927. He was one of the first of his generation to join the Armed Forces, joing the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards in May 1945. He served mainly in Palestine from 1945 to 1948. He received the 1945 WW2 service medal and the campaign service medal for Palestine. He also served in Germany in 1945. He was one of the founder members of the motorbike trials and speedway team known as The Hellcats. His memorabillia was once housed in The Guards museum in Wellington Barracks, London. He left The Army in 1953 after serving 8 years. He was based at the time in Windsor. Sgt Jackson was on the 1947 trooping of the colour which was conducted in Khaki uniform. After he left the Army now Mr Jackson worked in Slough, before embarking on a long career setting up his own motorbike company in Lincolnshire before moving to Harlow in Essex in 1960. He remianed in Harlow until 1977 when he returned to Linconshire in the market town of Sleaford. He then embarked on a career as an insurance consultant before retiring in 1993. He was an active member of the Grenadier Guards Association in Lincoln, however due to ill health he retired but remained an active member of The Royal British Legion in Billinghay (his home village) Charles Maurice Jackson died on 25th June 2005 in Grantham Hospital after falling ill 2 days before. The cause of death was acute kidney failure. He married Beryl (Burgess) Jackson on 21st October 1952 in Slough and had 2 children. He is survived by his 2 children Linda Jayne Jackson (who resides in Chesterfield) and a son Jeff Jackson who himself served 22 years in The Royal Anglian Regiment and reitred as a Colour Sergeant in 2004, he resides in Stoke on Trent. His wife Beryl never remarried and remains in the family home in Sleaford