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.
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.