Swinton’s hero soldier to be honoured by railway station plaque

By Michael Upton | 18/09/2017

Swinton’s hero soldier to be honoured by railway station plaque
Lce-Cpl Thomas Norman Jackson

A PLAQUE will be unveiled next week at a special service in memory of a hero soldier from Swinton.

The bravery of Lce-Cpl Thomas Norman Jackson during the First World War will be honoured by a tribute at the town’s railway station.

The Railway Heritage Trust, the Victoria Cross Association, Network Rail and Northern Rail have teaned up with The Royal British Legion to hold the commemoration service from 10.30am on Wednesday (27).

Lce-Cpl Jackson was killed in action while serving in France with the Coldstream Guards on the September 27, 1918.

His family were presented with his Victoria Cross, by The King, on Saturday, March 29, 1919.

A plaque will be unveiled in the waiting room at Mexborough Railway Station, by a member of Lce-Cpl Jackson’s family in memory of the soldier, who was born in Swinton and employed at the Mexborough Locomotive Depot.

The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Eve Rose Keenan, and The Civic Mayor of Doncaster, Cllr George Derx, will both attend the ceremony, which is open to the public.

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