Alfred Lawrence JESSOP


JESSOP, Alfred Lawrence

Service Number: 4524
Enlisted: 11 March 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Numurkah, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Launceston Scotch College, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Painter
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 22 October 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Launceston Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

11 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4524, Claremont, Tasmania
17 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4524, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4524, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
22 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4524, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4524 Driver Alfred Lawrence Jessop, 3rd Artillery Brigade of Launceston, Tas. A painter prior to his enlistment on 16 March 1915 he embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Wandilla on 18 June 1915. The son of Richard Nixon Jessop and Elizabeth Jessop of Launceston, Tasmania, Dvr Jessop died of wounds on 22 October 1917, aged 27, while serving with the 1st Brigade Australian Field Artillery and is memorialised at 11 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium." - SOURCE (