William Jackson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-08-1883
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
05-09-1914 v Runcorn
St. Helens Recs
1921- Wigan Highfield
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1914-1920
54 (0)
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

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

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
5th Sep 1914 W 11 Runcorn L 1914~15 H 26 0 V
12th Sep 1914 L 11 Swinton L 1914~15 A 3 12 V
31st Oct 1914 L 11 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 H 5 6 V
7th Nov 1914 L 11 Bramley L 1914~15 A 16 22 V
14th Nov 1914 W 11 Barrow L 1914~15 H 13 12 V
21st Nov 1914 W 11 Dewsbury L 1914~15 H 26 16 V
28th Nov 1914 L 11 Warrington L 1914~15 A 6 15 V
5th Dec 1914 W 11 Keighley L 1914~15 H 11 6 1 V
12th Dec 1914 W 11 Oldham L 1914~15 A 9 5 V
19th Dec 1914 W 11 Bramley L 1914~15 H 24 0 V
26th Dec 1914 L 11 Wigan L 1914~15 H 6 15 V
1st Jan 1915 W 11 Runcorn L 1914~15 A 10 4 V
2nd Jan 1915 W 11 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 V
9th Jan 1915 W 6 Salford L 1914~15 A 9 3 V
16th Jan 1915 W 11 Leigh L 1914~15 A 6 2 V
23rd Jan 1915 W 11 Hull L 1914~15 H 11 9 V
30th Jan 1915 W 11 Keighley L 1914~15 A 20 2 1 V
6th Feb 1915 W 11 Salford L 1914~15 H 23 2 V
13th Feb 1915 L 11 Barrow L 1914~15 A 0 10 V
20th Feb 1915 W 11 Swinton L 1914~15 H 10 0 V
27th Feb 1915 W 11 Featherstone Rovers CC1 1914~15 A 6 0 V
6th Mar 1915 L 11 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 V
13th Mar 1915 W 11 Swinton CC2 1914~15 A 5 0 V
20th Mar 1915 W 11 Leigh L 1914~15 H 14 8 V
27th Mar 1915 W 11 Keighley CC3 1914~15 A 3 2 V
29th Mar 1915 W 11 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 H 12 3 V
2nd Apr 1915 L 11 Wigan L 1914~15 A 11 13 V
3rd Apr 1915 W 11 Bradford Northern L 1914~15 H 19 3 V
5th Apr 1915 L 11 Hull L 1914~15 A 6 46 V
10th Apr 1915 D 11 Rochdale Hornets CCSF 1914~15 N 5 5 V
14th Apr 1915 L 11 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 A 8 31 V
17th Apr 1915 L 11 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 V
24th Apr 1915 W 11 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) 1914~15 N 9 2 V
1st May 1915 L 11 Huddersfield CCF 1914~15 N 3 37 V
4th Sep 1915 L 10 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 26 V
11th Sep 1915 L 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 10 V
25th Sep 1915 W 10 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 11 5 V
9th Oct 1915 W 10 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 27 8 1 V
16th Oct 1915 W 10 Oldham * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 13 0 1 V
23rd Oct 1915 W 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 12 5 V
30th Oct 1915 D 10 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 11 11 V
25th Dec 1918 L 8 St. Helens Recs * Fr 1918~19 A 0 20 V
1st Feb 1919 W 9 Warrington L 1918~19 H 8 3 V
8th Feb 1919 L 9 Warrington L 1918~19 A 0 16 V
1st Mar 1919 L 8 Leigh L 1918~19 H 0 10 V
8th Mar 1919 L 10 Widnes L 1918~19 A 3 22 V
15th Mar 1919 W 10 Widnes L 1918~19 H 7 5 V
22nd Mar 1919 L 10 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 0 18 V
29th Mar 1919 L 10 Leigh L 1918~19 A 0 9 V
13th Dec 1919 W 13 Swinton L 1919~20 H 12 7 V
20th Dec 1919 W 12 Halifax L 1919~20 H 5 0 V
25th Dec 1919 L 12 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 A 6 21 V
26th Dec 1919 W 11 Wigan L 1919~20 H 13 5 V
27th Dec 1919 L 11 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 A 0 15 V
1st Jan 1920 W 11 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 H 9 8 V
3rd Jan 1920 D 11 Wakefield Trinity L 1919~20 A 9 9 V
10th Jan 1920 L 13 Salford L 1919~20 H 6 13 V
17th Jan 1920 W 13 Hull K.R. L 1919~20 A 17 5 V
14th Feb 1920 L 11 Batley L 1919~20 A 3 6 V
26th Feb 1920 L 9 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) 1919~20 N 3 12 V
28th Aug 1920 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 A 11 13 V
1st Jan 1921 L 9 St. Helens Recs L 1920~21 A 0 39 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 46 OTHER 8 = 54
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 54

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