Holy Sepulchre 'St Seps' Northampton


“ At the Armistice concert given by The Band of the Royal Anglian Regiment and supported by Musicians from The Band of The Royal Corps of Signals on
14th November 2015, a Tower of London 2014 Poppy commemorating the ultimate sacrifice of Private Samuel Jackson was presented to Holy Sepulchre Church and received by The Rev’d Michael Hills B.A. Vicar. The Poppy, in it’s specially made solid oak cabinet, was conveyed to it’s final resting place in  the chapel in a ceremony led by Piper Alan McIlravie.


The commemoration and plaque dedication is stated herewith.



In Memory of Private


18292, “C” Coy. 6th Bn., Northamptonshire Regiment

who died on 02 November 1915 aged 25.


Son of William and Mary Jackson, of 46 Cloutsham St., Northampton.


Remembered with Honour

Point 110 Old Military Cemetery, Fricourt.


A Poppy from the

Tower of London

WW1 Remembrance 2014

In Memory of

Pte., Samuel Jackson

Northamptonshire Regiment.

KIA 02/11/1915

poppy table



AT HOLY SEPULCHRE CHURCH in Sheep Street, Northampton it has a long standing military tradition stretching back over the centuries. Effort has always been made to assist enquiries from (mainly) relatives of former members of the Northamptonshire and Rutland Militia.

A recent enquiry from Tom Simpson, initiated by his son who recently completed 30 years regular service, subsequently prompted historians at the world famous church to offer a more significant service with the aid of the world wide web facility. A visit now to this web site will lead into help via search and/or military based tours.

Tom’s son was anxious to investigate the family’s military history. Tom’s Father

T A 4th bat col.and Grandfather and indeed Great Grandfather, were all members of the Territorial Army. An old black and white photograph was found on the Flickr site of Great Grandfather, Colour Sargeant Thomas Simpson with a
minimal amount of the 4th battalion standard to his side. Knowing that the colours that once hung in the church chancel were now encased and buried, how could he obtain a full colour photograph to treasure alongside other memorabilia?

 Fortunately all of the colours are photographed and held on computer hence the simple task of identification and a quick email to solve the request. Tom was also able to visit the Memorials Book of Remembrance in the Regimental Chapel and enjoy a lengthy military tour of the church. Many other aspects of research can be undertaken in house and with help from our military historian David Parish MBE..

 Specialist military tours are scheduled during HERITAGE OPEN DAYS and on other occasions by appointment with David Parish MBE, Chairman of the Western Front Association. To arrange a group tour by appointment either call 01604 754 782 or email crusader.round@btinternet.com

Royal Anglian

Contact details for Royal Anglian Regiment Association:

President       Colonel Peter Worthy

Chairman         Mr. Richard York   01536 509 111
                                                  or 07769232123

Vice Chairman       Mr Joe Heffernan   01604 458 246 

Secretary       Mrs Sarah Peyton   Tel: 01604 456406 
e.mail sarahpeyton@btinternet.com

Vice Chairman/Secretary/website  Mr Colin Burridge 
Tel:  01604 580488      e.mail

Treasurer         Bob Wright    Tel:  01604 870 799

Liaison Officer    Mr Bob Pochin    Tel: 01604 248922 

Social Secretary    Mr Larry Mann    Tel: 01604 638433  larrymann@hotmail.co.uk

Website    www.rangnorthampton.co.uk

Facebook   http://www.facebook.com/groups/184318928654/

The Branch is open to members of the former Northamptonshire Regiment and serving  and former members of The Royal Anglian Regiment. The aim of the Branch is to promote comradeship and/or assistance for those members.

We meet at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of every other month(Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov.) at Northampton Working Men's Club, 48, Sheep street, Northampton  and on the alternate months at local hostelries for reasonably priced meals and a social get-together.

There may be other events organised during the year but the main one is the Talavera Weekend which is held on the week end nearest to Talavera Day
(27th July) which commemorates the Battle of Talavera, The Northamptonshire Regiments' main battle honour. The weekend consists of a Dinner on the Saturday evening and a Church Parade and Service on the Sunday. There is also The Royal Anglian Regimental Gathering at Duxford in September every year which is very popular and well supported.

For further information please contact a member of the committee.


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