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James Jacob Esson

  • Service number
    15/8 AWMM
  • Also known as
    John Jacob Esson AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Group Portrait. Original caption reads: 'Colonel Esson [John Jacob Esson 15/8], Captain Green (Salvation Army, he used to be in Dannevirke) and self [ Frederick Stuart Varnham ] Alexandria, 3 July 1915 - troops embarking for the Dardanelles. 3 officers, 1 soldier with kitbag on his shoulder standing beside a motor vehicle in foreground, a troopship with men embarking and carrying white kitbags in background'. No known copyright restrictions.
Group Portrait. Original caption reads: 'Colonel Esson [John … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Jacob AWMM
  • Surname
    Esson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    John Jacob Esson AWMM
  • Service number
    15/8 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jane Esson (wife), Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    15/8 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Listed on the Nominal Roll as John Jacob Esson (August 2011) AWMM

Death

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  • Age at death
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 217 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM