Over the years, I have read quite a bit about the 16th Century goldsmiths of Lombard Street. Some of them were named Jackson, and some were the precursors of those early London bankers who followed. It was quite something to then be able to walk along Lombard Street on a sunny spring afternoon, and to peek down all the lanes and alleys feeding into it, while imagining what it might have looked, smelled, and sounded like in the era of horse and buggy.
|I entered the door.....|
|TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND THE MEN OF THE 26TH BATTALION THE ROYAL FUSILIERS BANKERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.|
- Claude Stewart Jackson, his youngest son, was killed on October 9, 1917 near Ypres at age 25.
- Lt. Col Raymond John Marker, his son-in-law, died of injuries in Boulogne November 13, 1914.
- George David McCullagh, his much loved nephew whose schooling Thomas Jackson had paid for, died March 28, 1918 at age 22 during the Fifth Army retreat at the Somme. His name is one of thousands commemorated at the Pozieres Cemetery Memorial Register, near Thiepval.
- Another nephew, Andrew Hugh Gilmore Jackson died January 31, 1918 of cholera contracted while serving in the army in Hong Kong. He was buried at Happy Valley, Hong Kong. Both nephews had worked for HSBC in the Far East.
|My Mojito is on its way...|