Francis Jackson

1883 Aug 29. . Born The Manse, Ballycastle, Co Antrim

1908 Joined the RIC and must have been appointed a District Inspector immediately

1911 Census in Clare as a District Inspector

1908 Sep 25 3rd DI

1914 Oct 28. 6th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers), The undermentioned to be temporary Captains: —Francis Jackson. Dated 28th October,1914

1915 Aug 6 Landed in Gallipoli

1915 Aug 9. Wounded at Suvla Bay

1914 Oct 28. Commissioned Capt in 6th R Irish Fusiliers

1916 Jun 2. GSO 3 in Military Intelligence

1916 Jun 2. to 9 July 1916 MI5 Overseas Section, G3 (now D) Branch, Irish D1

1916 Aug 28. to 1 May 1919 MI5 Overseas Section, G3 (now D) Branch, Irish D1

1919 Mar 31 Leaves Army

1919 Marriage

1919. In December 1919 Major Cyril Francis Fleming was appointed to organise the recruitment drive for the RIC. Fleming set up an office in London, based in New Scotland Yard. He recruited both for the so called Black & Tans, and for the Auxiliaries The first of these recruits for the Black & Tans joined the RIC in January 1920 and after a ‘four week training course’ they were allocated to stations around Ireland. The first Auxiliaries arrived in July 1920. Each new Company, in theory, got 6 weeks training before being operationally deployed. After that, men joining an existing company would only spend a few days in Beggars Bush Depot, before going on to their allotted Company

The majority were recruited in Scotland Yard Head Quarters, London by Major Cyril Francis Fleming, County Inspector, RIC and Captain Francis Jackson, District Inspector, RIC.

1921 May 31 Pensioned from RIC

1924 Oct 1. Irish Times report. Captain F. Jackson former officer of the 6th Royal Irish Fusiliers was washed overboard and drowned in the Bay of Biscay during a fierce storm. This gallant officer was on his way to Cairo Egypt to take up an important teaching appointment. He was the son of the Rev. J Jackson D.D. Ballycastle where he was born. He joined the R.I.C. and was appointed Third Class District Inspector 15th September 1908, Second Class 3rd February 1910 and First Class 1st July 1919. When war broke out he joined 6th Battalion Princess Victoria Royal Irish Fusiliers, saw much service and was wounded at the Dardanelles. After the war he rejoined the R.I.C. and was for a number of years attached to the Depot Dublin and also in Galway. After disbandment of the R.I.C. Captain Jackson took up teaching for which he was eminently suitable.


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CF Fleming