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

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

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