Jesse Maxwell CREASY (CREASEY)

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CREASY (CREASEY), Jesse Maxwell

Service Number: 2028
Enlisted: 23 March 1916, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bedford, Virginia, USA, 1891
Home Town: Mangoplah, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Schooling: Mangoplah Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Bapaume, France, 15 March 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2028, Cootamundra, New South Wales
23 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2028, 56th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2028, 56th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Sydney
12 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2028, 56th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Shell wound (abdomen)
15 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2028, 56th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Jesse Maxwell CREASY was born in 1891 in Bedford, Virginia, U.S.A.

His parents were James Whitfield CREASY and Ellen Franklin LEFTWICH who married on 12th February, 1879 in Bedford, Virginia

His parents & their 8 children including Jesse arrived in Australia on 20th April, 1896 on the RMS Alameda from San Francisco

Biography contributed by John Edwards

"2028 Private Jesse Maxwell Creasy, 56th Battalion, of Wagga Wagga, NSW. Formerly a farmer, Pte Creasy enlisted on 23 March 1916 and as a member of the 3rd Reinforcements, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Barambah (A37) on 23 June 1916. He was wounded in action on the Western Front and died of his wounds on 15 March 1917, aged 26." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)