Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant John Eric Jackson Jackson-Barstow

Photo of John Eric Jackson Jackson-Barstow
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1910 - 1914.

Regiment: Royal Air Force.
Died: 27 January 1919 aged 24 in United Kingdom. Killed flying in England.
Cemetery: Weston-Super-Mare cemetery 2451

Son of John and Mary Barstow, The Lodge, Weston-super-Mare. b. 1895.
Upper IV B—Matriculation Class. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Cricket; XI Football; Fives Pair; Gymnasium IV.
Cadet Officer.
Great War, Private N. Somerset Yeomanry 1914; Lieutenant R.A.F.

Times Obituary:
Eric Jackson-Bristow RAF who was killed while flying near Caterham in Surrey on January 27 aged 23 was the only son of Mr J.J.Jackson-Barstow and Mrs Jackson-Barstow of "The Lodge" Weston-Super-Mare. At the age of 19 Captain Barstow enlisted in the North Somerset Yeomanry in Bath and took part in the battle of November 17th 1914 outside Ypres in which a number were killed, and Barstow was wounded. He was given a commission after a few weeks sick leave, and was appointed ADC to General Lee, serving on the East Coast.
When thoroughly restored to health he applied for a transfer to the Royal Air Force. He gained his "wings" in 1917, and had since been flying regularly in France and Germany. He was making for Kenley Aerodrome when a heavy snow storm came on and in endeavouring to land he crashed into a bank in Marden Park."

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