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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private George Jackson

Private George Jackson, number 2136, 5th Battalion Kingís Own Royal Lancaster Regiment enlisted on 2nd September 1914 as one of the ĎGallant 200í. It would appear that he did not get a chance to serve his King and Country, as he received a medical discharge on 9th October 1914.


Letter from Private George Jackson, 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, at Didcot, from his sister.
Accession Number: KO1103/01a


Letter from Private George Jackson, 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, at Didcot, from his sister.
Accession Number: KO1103/01b

Lyndene
Brook Road
Fallowfield
Manchester
13 Sep 1914

The wee Belgian puppy
sends his love and a bark
of welcome to his new
British allies

My dear George,
Many thanks for your PC which came as a great surprise. We are both proud of you doing your duty at this critical moment in the history of England. Be sure our thoughts and good wishes will be with you wherever you are and we shall always be delighted to have a line from you. We are sending you some cigarettes which I hope will come in useful if there is anything I can procure you in Manchester which will add to your comfort and welfare donít hesitate to let us know as both Queenie and myself would be happy to do anything to help one of our new soldiers and Iím afraid it is only in this way that we can be of much help. Iím afraid you will find the change in the weather very trying and the worst enemy you have to face is a chill or dysentery. The hospitals are full of recruits suffering from these complaints. Have you got a cholera belt I believe they are of material assistance in warding of these evils, if not and you would like one Queenie will send you one. Iím glad you are with pals from the old town give them our united wishes and tell them we are proud of them all and if there is any little service we can do for them or anything we can send to any of them we should both be delighted if you would let us know.
God bless you all and bring you safe home again. Iím not going to ? about doing your duty as I know the spirit in which you have enlisted. Let us hear from you often old mate.
Your loving brother.
Cus

My dear brave boy, I am very proud of you. I pray that God will take care of you and bring you safely back to us, take care of yourself.
Your loving sister
Queenie.
 


Envelope for letter to Private George Jackson 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Didcot and  postmarked Manchester 14th September 1914.
Accession Number: KO1103/02

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