SKELTON - IN - CLEVELAND
IN HISTORY

"WE WILL REMEMBER THEM"


Private ISAAC JACQUES.

2719 4th Bn, Yorkshire Regiment.

who died, aged 28, on the 2nd of May 1915.

Son of Richard and Sarah Jacques of 37 Richard St, North Skelton, N Yorkshire.



The Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

On the census of 1901 Isaac, aged 13, was living at 37 Richard St and had been born in N Skelton.
His father and mother came from E Dereham, Norfolk.
Four of his family worked in the Ironstone mines -
his father and brother Fred, aged 21, filled the tubs with iron ore;
his brother Tom, aged 17, drove one of the horses that pulled the tubs to the shaft bottom;
his brother Baldwin, aged 15, was a "trapper lad", who sat in the pitch black opening and closing the air supply control doors when the horse driver approached.
Isaac also had a sister, Florence aged 19.


The 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment were formed in August 1914 in Northallerton.
They became part of the 150th Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
After landing at Boulogne on the 16th April 1915, the Division took part in most of the actions on the Western Front.
The Division fought in the Battle of St Julien 24th April to the 4th May in the Second Ypres campaign, immediately after arriving on the Continent. Isaac was killed in action at this time
The Menin Gate bears the names of around 55,000 UK and Commonwealth men who died in the Ypres battles and have no known grave.


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