Friday, 11 November 2016
Fusilier Raymond John Jackaman 14407126, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
At this time of year I always try to write a brief post about one of the twenty or so servicemen and women recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves commission that share my surname. This year the one I have chosen is Fusilier Raymond John Jackaman, aged 19, who is buried in Venray Military Cemetery in Holland and who was killed in action on the 11th November 1944.
He was from Ipswich in Suffolk, where most of my family is originally from on my father's side, although his exact relationship to me is unknown. I'll see what I can find out about the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in Holland in November 1944 and, hopefully, fill in some gaps. May he rest in peace.