Paisley born centre half Andrew Jackson played for junior club Ardrossan Winton Rovers in 1909 before joining First Division Middlesbrough late in 1909, for whom he made his Football League debut against Everton in September 1910. He had 5 seasons at Ayresome Park and also captained the side, but his playing career was interrupted by the onset of the First World War, having scored 3 goals in 137 appearances. At the end of the 1914-15 season, Jackson enlisted in the British Army on his return to Scotland.
Private 220364 Jackson joined the 5th (Service) Battalion of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and was subsequently posted overseas on active service. Seemingly suited to military life, Jackson was soon promoted and would eventually rise to the rank of sergeant. In 1918, the 5th Camerons saw action on the Somme and were also involved in the Battles of the Lys. In the closing weeks of the War, the battalion took part in the final advance in Flanders before being withdrawn from the frontline for the final time in late October 1918. It was during this final action that Jackson sustained the wounds that would eventually lead to his death at 36th Casualty Clearing Station on 30th September 1918. He was subsequently buried at Haringh(Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, located 18km west of Ypres.