1918: A Porthill Scout Dies in Germany

One hundred years ago today, over four years into the Great War and just over a month until its end,  Private Colin Jackson  42435, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment died aged 22 on 5th October 1918.

Colin was a Porthill Scout, and was the sixteenth of eighteen of our Scouts, that we know of, that were killed in the Great War.

You can read his full story here.

Colin Jackson b. 1896 in Wolstanton – d. Germany 1918.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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