Alfred George JESSOP


JESSOP, Alfred George

Service Numbers: 2925A, 2925
Enlisted: 28 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Merrylands, New South Wales, 2 May 1893
Home Town: Numinbah, Tweed, New South Wales
Schooling: Pitt Row Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 28 September 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Murwillumbah War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
14 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2925A, 31st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
14 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2925A, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
28 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2925, 31st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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"...2925 Private Alfred George Jessop, 31st Battalion of Tweed River, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 14 April 1916. He was killed in action at Polygon Wood, Belgium on 28 September 1917, aged 24. He was buried in the vicinity of Polygon Wood, Belgium but post war his grave was not found. He is remembered with honour on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium." - SOURCE (

"Killed in Action.

PRIVATE A. G. JESSOP,  a Pitt Row public school boy and brother  of Mr. R. Jessop, Seville-street, Parramatta, was killed in action in France on Sept. 28." - from the Cumberland Argus 01 Dec 1917 (

"PRIVATE ALFRED G. JESSOP, killed in action in France on the 22nd  September, 1917, age 21 years. He is a  brother  of Ray Jessop, Seville-street, Parramatta, and went to Pitt Row school. He enlisted in Queensland." - from the Cumberland Argus 08 Dec 1917 (