Today the last post was played in tribute to a young World War One soldier, who wrote home and described himself as an ordinary lad. But the actions of Lance Corporal Norman Jackson required extra-ordinary bravery, and he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross by King George the 5th for taking control of a machine gun installation and capturing 14 prisoners during the final advance to victory along the Hindenburg Line
This morning, Lance Corporal Jackson VC was finally given his rightful place on the Great Central Railway War Memorial. It's believed his name may have been written incorrectly as W Jackson, when the original monument was re-cast in bronze in 1925
Thanks to the efforts of the Great Central Railway Society the sacrifice of Lance Corporal Norman Jackson VC, will never be forgotten.