|Egypt Medal with 4 clasps Tel El Kebir, Suakin 1884, El-Teb_Tamaai, the Nile 1884-85
1906 Pte. J. Jacklin 1/ Gord Highrs with Khedive Star 1882
James Jacklin enlisted with the 39th Brigade on April 2nd 1880 at
He was born in 1857 at Deenthorpe, Northants and was described on
enlistment as 63 inches, dark complexion and muscular development. He
gave his trade as a labourer. His conduct was described as indifferent
and he was addicted to drink.
His medical history includes a couple of bouts of gonorrhea and in Cairo
he was admitted to hospital with an accidental scalp wound.
1861: Living with parents (John and Sarah) and younger brother George
(aged 5 months) in Deenthorpe. Spelling of surname shown as Jacklins on
original census form.
1871: He was the oldest of 5 known siblings, and his father was a
Woodsman, also from Deenethorpe. They were living at Grantham Road,
Ropsley, Lincolnshire. Spelling returned to Jacklin (in 1881 also).
1881: The family had now moved to 181 Carlisle St East, Brightside
Bierlow (Sheffield), Yorkshire. Another child, John had been born since
1871 and James is not shown as living at home. John Snr (father) is
shown as working as a Steel worker.