William Jackson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
26-10-1882
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
05-09-1914 v Runcorn
St. Helens Recs
1921- Wigan Highfield
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1914-1920
54 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

Biography of William Jackson



HERITAGE NO : 238
William Jackson by Alex Service

The Rugby League signing-on Registers give Williams address as Prescot, although he is believed to have been born at Rainford. William joined the St.Helens Rugby League club at the start of the 1914-15 season. Strong and fit, he was a front-row forward who made his debut against Runcorn on 5th September 1914. The Saints won 26-0 and William was in the second row for this match.

The 1914-15 season was a memorable one for the Saints, in that they reached the Challenge Cup final, somewhat against the odds, only for them to lose heavily against a Huddersfield team that was much more powerful. They were described as the Team of all the Talents. The match was played at the Watersheddings in Oldham and there were about 8,000 people present. William played in every game in the cup run itself. Unfortunately, the Saints received a 37-3 drubbing but for them, the major achievement was reaching the final itself, somewhat against the odds.
Family information states that William was in the Royal Engineers during the First World War and was one of the first soldiers to be affected by mustard gas. Thankfully, he regained his sight and became a PE Instructor in the army with the South Lancashire Regiment.

William played a total of 52 matches for the club in three seasons before he joined Wigan Highfield. Formerly employed at the BICC works in Prescot, his less strenuous sporting activities included bowls and billiards and he was a member of Prescot Conservative club for forty years.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1914~15 2 0 0 34
1918~19 0 0 0 7
1919~200 0 0 11
1920~21 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:2 0 0 54
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1915~16 2007
1918~19 0001
TOTALS:2008

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
5th Sep 1914 1
W
11 Runcorn L H 26 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1914 2
L
11 Swinton L A 3 12 VIEW
31st Oct 1914 3
L
11 Broughton Rangers L H 5 6 VIEW
7th Nov 1914 4
L
11 Bramley L A 16 22 VIEW
14th Nov 1914 5
W
11 Barrow L H 13 12 VIEW
21st Nov 1914 6
W
11 Dewsbury L H 26 16 VIEW
28th Nov 1914 7
L
11 Warrington L A 6 15 VIEW
5th Dec 1914 8
W
11 Keighley L H 11 6 1 VIEW
12th Dec 1914 9
W
11 Oldham L A 9 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1914 10
W
11 Bramley L H 24 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1914 11
L
11 Wigan L H 6 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1915 12
W
11 Runcorn L A 10 4 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 13
W
11 Warrington L H 25 0 VIEW
9th Jan 1915 14
W
6 Salford L A 9 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1915 15
W
11 Leigh L A 6 2 VIEW
23rd Jan 1915 16
W
11 Hull L H 11 9 VIEW
30th Jan 1915 17
W
11 Keighley L A 20 2 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1915 18
W
11 Salford L H 23 2 VIEW
13th Feb 1915 19
L
11 Barrow L A 0 10 VIEW
20th Feb 1915 20
W
11 Swinton L H 10 0 VIEW
27th Feb 1915 21
W
11 Featherstone Rovers CC1 A 6 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1915 22
L
11 Dewsbury L A 3 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1915 23
W
11 Swinton CC2 A 5 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1915 24
W
11 Leigh L H 14 8 VIEW
27th Mar 1915 25
W
11 Keighley CC3 A 3 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1915 26
W
11 Rochdale Hornets L H 12 3 VIEW
2nd Apr 1915 27
L
11 Wigan L A 11 13 VIEW
3rd Apr 1915 28
W
11 Bradford Northern L H 19 3 VIEW
5th Apr 1915 29
L
11 Hull L A 6 46 VIEW
10th Apr 1915 30
D
11 Rochdale Hornets CCSF N 5 5 VIEW
14th Apr 1915 31
L
11 Broughton Rangers L A 8 31 VIEW
17th Apr 1915 32
L
11 Widnes L A 0 21 VIEW
24th Apr 1915 33
W
11 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) N 9 2 VIEW
1st May 1915 34
L
11 Huddersfield CCF N 3 37 VIEW
4th Sep 1915 --
L
10 Swinton * Fr WEL A 5 26 VIEW
11th Sep 1915 --
L
10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL A 5 10 VIEW
25th Sep 1915 --
W
10 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL H 11 5 VIEW
9th Oct 1915 --
W
10 Salford * Fr WEL H 27 8 1 VIEW
16th Oct 1915 --
W
10 Oldham * Fr WEL A 13 0 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1915 --
W
10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL H 12 5 VIEW
30th Oct 1915 --
D
10 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL H 11 11 VIEW
25th Dec 1918 --
L
8 St. Helens Recs * Fr A 0 20 VIEW
1st Feb 1919 35
W
9 Warrington L H 8 3 VIEW
8th Feb 1919 36
L
9 Warrington L A 0 16 VIEW
1st Mar 1919 37
L
8 Leigh L H 0 10 VIEW
8th Mar 1919 38
L
10 Widnes L A 3 22 VIEW
15th Mar 1919 39
W
10 Widnes L H 7 5 VIEW
22nd Mar 1919 40
L
10 St. Helens Recs L A 0 18 VIEW
29th Mar 1919 41
L
10 Leigh L A 0 9 VIEW
13th Dec 1919 42
W
13 Swinton L H 12 7 VIEW
20th Dec 1919 43
W
12 Halifax L H 5 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1919 44
L
12 St. Helens Recs L A 6 21 VIEW
26th Dec 1919 45
W
11 Wigan L H 13 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1919 46
L
11 Broughton Rangers L A 0 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1920 47
W
11 St. Helens Recs L H 9 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1920 48
D
11 Wakefield Trinity L A 9 9 VIEW
10th Jan 1920 49
L
13 Salford L H 6 13 VIEW
17th Jan 1920 50
W
13 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 17 5 VIEW
14th Feb 1920 51
L
11 Batley L A 3 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1920 52
L
9 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) N 3 12 VIEW
28th Aug 1920 53
L
12 Broughton Rangers L A 11 13 VIEW
1st Jan 1921 54
L
9 St. Helens Recs L A 0 39 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 32 | LOSSES : 27 | DRAWS : 3

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