25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

John Henry JACKSON

Medal card : Pte. - 25th London Regt.
Medal Roll : 25th London R. Pte., Attached to 18th London R. 1(a) France 31.7.16 to 31.8.16.
                   Posted to 10th London R. 4(b) Egypt 28.12.17 to 21.11.18., K.A. 21.11.18.

In Memory of

741184, 25th Bn., London Regiment (Cyclists)
who died age 19 on 21 November 1918
Son of John Henry and Amelia Jackson, of 433, Fulham Palace Rd., Fulham, London. 
Remembered with honour BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Lebanon was taken from the Turks in 1918 by Commonwealth forces with small French and Arab detachments. Beirut was occupied by the 7th ( Meerut ) Division on 8 October 1918 when French warships were already in the harbour, and the 32nd and 15th Combined Clearing Hospitals were sent to the town. One section, originally known as Beirut British War Cemetery , was begun in October 1918 and was later enlarged when graves were brought in from other burial grounds in the area. The older part of the adjoining section, originally known as Beirut ( Saida Road ) Indian and Egyptian Cemetery , contains three memorials to soldiers of the Indian army and the Egyptian Labour Corps who died during the First World War. This section was later extended for Second World War burials, and the two sections combined under the name of Beirut War Cemetery . Commonwealth burials and commemorations at BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY now total 628 for the First World War and 531 for the Second World War.

This Cemetery is located on Jalloul, in the Assas Area which is to the west of the Forest of Pines . The cemetery is next to a French cemetery and near to an electricity company and is divided into two seperate sections for First World War and Second World War burials, on opposite sides of the road. GPS Co-ordinates: 33.869765, 35.505313 (or +33° 52' 11.15" N, +35° 30' 19.13" E)

[Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission]


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