Albert Jackson

Albert Jackson was born in 1881 in Boston, where his father George was a railway porter.  The family then moved to Wainfleet Station, where George became a railway brakesman.  By 1901 the family were in  Wainfleet High St. George was now a guard and 2 of his other sons worked on the railway, but Albert (aged 20) was working as an improver for a butcher at 50 Baggholme Rd, off Monks Rd, Lincoln.

By 1911 George and his wife Emma Jane (nee Friskney) were running the Fulbeck level crossing and living at the gatehouse.  Albert had a butchers shop in Fulbeck, with his sister Emily as housekeeper.  In April 1916 he appealed against conscription as he was the only butcher in the village and delivered to other village, but the Kesteven Appeal Tribunal only gave him until October to wind up or hand over the business. 

He joined 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment in Nov 1916 and after training at the Grimsby depot was sent to France in Mar 1917.  He came back to England in June 1917 (injured?) and married Alice Jane Frankin at Fulbeck in September.  He returned to France in Jan 1918 and was promoted to LCpl 2 months later.  He was captured during the German advance on 27th May and died as a POW (aged 38) on 12th October 1918.  He was originally buried in the German cemetery at Faissault Churchyard (between Reims and Sedan) but now rests at Rethel French National Cemetary.  His name is on the Fulbeck War Memorial.

Alice, his widow, moved to Walcot.

In the early 20th century there were at least 3 Jackson families in Fulbeck (though they may have been related, the fathers were born in different areas).  Another Albert Jackson from Fulbeck served with the Lincolnshire Regiment – he was William and Sarah’s son, born 1895.