Diamond War Memorial Project

Private Andrew Albert Jack

8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Regimental Number 24252
Born: ---- Died: ---- Aged: 26 Enlisted: ------

Interred in St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, south of La Bassee. Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Andrew (born 1844/45, who worked as a labourer circa 1901) and Margaret (born 1856/57) Jack, Ringsend, Castlefin. Brother of Charles (born 1882/83, and worked as a clerk around 1901) and Margaret Anne (Maggie, born 1893/94) Jack, 7, Bellevue Avenue, Londonderry. Also brother of Joseph (born 1881/82, and worked as a baker circa 1901); Mary (born 1895/96); and Isabella (born 1897/98). Brother-in-law of Richard Arbuckle, 35, Spencer Road, Waterside, Londonderry.

Private Jack had been at the Front for seven months, and prior to entering the army was in the employment of Messrs Osborne & Patton, Shipquay Street, Londonderry. He belonged to Great James Street Presbyterian Church, Londonderry.

Five years after the death of Private Jack, his sister, Maggie, had the following in memoriam lines inserted in a Londonderry newspaper:

'He bade no one a last farewell,

He said good-bye to none;

The heavenly gates were opened wide,

A loving Voice said ?come.?'