JACKSON, Gerald Goddard

1878 - 1941

Born at Duddington, Northamptonshire on 5 March 1878, son of William Goddard Jackson, a magistrate, and his wife Selina Barbara Maria née Johnson, who married at Wytham-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire in 1864. In 1871, a 3 year old living at The Manor House, Uppingham Road, Duddington with his parents, 46 year old William, born Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and 38 year old now Barbara S M, born Wytham-on-the-Hill, and his eight siblings and they kept six indoor servants. Still living with his parents at Duddington in 1901, giving no occupation but in 1911 a 32 year old painter artist boarding at Poultry Farm, Berwick, Eastbourne, Sussex, the home of Ebenezer Geall, a farmer. Whilst a prisoner-of-war during the first World War at Holzminden PoW camp for officers, at Lower Saxony, Germany in 1917, he managed to paint a portrait of another internee, Capt. W. T. Mitchell of the 15th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, the camp opened in September 1917 and is remembered as the location of the largest PoW escape of the war when, in July 1918, 29 officers escaped through a tunnel, of whom ten evaded subsequent recapture and managed to make their way back to Britain. A painter of portraits & landscapes, Gerald exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1907 and 1936 from London, Buckinghamshire and Suffolk also exhibiting at the International Society; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; London Salon and the New English Art Club. He married on 20 November 1918, Hon. Hildred Mosley, daughter of Tonman Mosley, 1st and last Baron Anslow (1850-1933), and his wife Lady Hilda Rose Montgomerie (1860-1928). This marriage was dissolved in 1924 when he came to Westleton, Suffolk where a well-known and respected portrait and landscape painter being heavily involved with Walter Francis Crittall's 'Sole Bay Group' in the early 1930's. In 1939 he was an artist living at The Hall, West Street, East Kesteven, Lincolnshire with a housekeeper where he died in 1941, aged 63.

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