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Carl Herman JESS

Date of birth16 February 1884
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address'Montalto', Miller Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Jess, 'Montalto', Miller Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceA and I Staff
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBrigadier-General
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion


Unit: INF Staff 2 Bde
Promotion date: 23 September 1914

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 23 May 1915

Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: April-December 1915

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).
Recommendation date: 14 May 1915

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Mention in Despatrches

Recommendation date: 28 January 1916

Mention in Despatches and Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: 1 January 1917

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Order of the White Eagle - 4th Class (with swords) (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George, Order of the White Eagle, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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