|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1909|
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1944, France|
PFC Paul V. Jackson, better known to his many friends as "Schroder" was killed in action in France August 19, 1944, according to word received at about 6 o'clock Thursday evening by his wife at Philo from the War Department. A memorial high mass was offered for the deceased at 9:30 o'clock on Monday morning. The Rev. Fr. George Dzurio, pastor of St. Thomas Church, Philo, was the celebrant of the Mass. He was assisted by Chaplains William O'Brien and B. Kelly, as deacon and sub-deacon. Rev C.J. Williams of Rantoul St. Malachy's church, preached the funeral sermon. Members of Rantoul Post 287, American Legion, assisted at the services and the puples of the Donovan Memorial School attended the service in a group. An appropriate touch preceded and concluded the service with the sounding of taps and the presence of the color guard. A requiem high mass was held in his honor Sunday morning at St Thomas church in Philo.
PFC Jackson was drafted into the army Jan 13, 1943 at Ft. Sheridan and was sent to Camp Joseph T Robinson at Little Rock, AR. He also served at Ft. Meade, MD, Camp McCoy, WI, and Ft. Dix, NJ before being sent overseas June 28, 1944 as a member of the Infantry. He landed first in England and went to France July 26, 1944.
He was born in Rantoul, Il Sept 17, 1909 to Mr and Mrs J.D. Jackson and attended Donovan Memorial School. Following school he was employed at the Jackson Grocery Store for several years; was employed by the State of Illinois as a game warden for one year and was connected with the railway express here and at Urbana for sometime. On August 19, 1942, two years to the day before his reported death in France, he was married to Miss Frances Madigan, Philo, where the couple resided until he was called into service.
He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. Mary Jackson of this city, two brothers, Francis of Chicago and Joseph at home. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Raymond Jackson.
Note: Entered the service from Illinois
Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Manche
Maintained by: Russell Kasper
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56350056
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My father John F Davidson was killed Aug 8, 1944 in France and he is buried in the same cemetery as PFC Jackson|
Added: May. 17, 2012
Gone but not forgotten, a greatful community thanks you for your service and sacrifice, Rantoul Historical Society.|
Added: Sep. 5, 2011
Paul V. Jackson |
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 36441762
318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Illinois
Buried at: Plot E Row 15 Grave 7
Brittany American Cemetery
Added: Aug. 26, 2005