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Reginald Theodore JESSOP

Regimental number*177
Place of birthBurrawang New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTinsmith
AddressLeichhardt Street, Katoomba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jessop, Leichhardt Street, Katoomba, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 26 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistently good work and devotion to duty from 25th February to 16th September, 1918, as Corporal of the mounted Section of his Company Unit, Corporal JESSOP has carried out his duties in an able and praiseworthy manner. He has at all times rendered valuable assistance to the Sergeant in charge and during the latterUs absence at various times has carried out the duties with credit. He has always shown great coolness under fire when in charge of the transport in the Forward Area and has won the confidence of the men serving under him.'

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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