George Henry Frank JESSOP

JESSOP, George Henry Frank

Service Number: 1903
Enlisted: 8 February 1902, Lytton, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse
Born: Warwick, Qld., 30 June 1878
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Drover
Died: Richmond, Queensland, 20 October 1916, aged 38 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Maryborough Boer War Honour Roll
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 1903, 3rd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse
8 Feb 1902: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Private, 1903, 3rd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse, Lytton, Brisbane, Qld.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Shillito JESSOP and Sarah Ann nee BROWN, Saltwater Creek Road, Maryborough, Qld.

News was received on Saturday of the death of Mr. George Jessop, on Thursday night, at Richmond, after 24 hours' illness.  The deceased who had charge of a property in the Richmond district, was well known in the Dalby district and in the West generally. He was a son of the late Mr. J.S. Jessop, of Dalby, and a brother of Mr. S.C.O. Jessop, one time land ranger in Dalby and now of Blackall, and saw service in the Boer war.  He was decleared to be unfit for the present war on account of an injury to his leg.  He was unmarried.