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Jesse Alfred Wallingford

1/4 copy neg portrait of Captain Wallingford of the New Zealand Permanent Staff. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-W1262. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

1/4 copy neg portrait of Captain Wallingford of the New Zealand Permanent Staff. Sir George Grey Spe …

Identity

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  • Forenames
    Jesse Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Wallingford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/1125 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Simla, Arney Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Alice Wallingford (wife),Simla, Arney Road, Remuera, Auckland, 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
    WWI 12/1125 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      3 June 1915 AWMM
      On 25 and 26th April 1915 during operations near Gaba Tope, Gallipoli, for showing conspicuous bravery and skill in directing the Battalion through unreconnoitered scrub. He was conspicuously active in consolidating the position gained under heavy fire (London Gazette 29215, 3.7. 1915). AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      London Gazette 03/06/1915 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    6 June 1944 AWMM
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Memorial

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  • Rarely does one person leave an impact on a war. Jesse's contributions: 1. Having perhaps the best "mad minute" (37 hits on target in one minute), Jesse was one of several excellent instructors at Britain's Hyde military training center. At the start of WWI, the ability of the British troops to fire rapidly was important in the stopping of the German's initial advance. Part of this training can be attributed to Jesse. 2. Britain did not promote Sergeants to higher officer level outside of wartime, so Jesse moved to New Zealand where he could increase his rank. He became one of the top 3 machine gun instructors in New Zealand Military. 3. During the first few days of the botched Gallipoli landing, Jesse won the Military Cross by preparing a machine gun under fire and organizing troops when they were in danger of being ousted from their positions. 4. After New Zealand forces took Ch
    Public - Eric - Other relative - 30 June 2016
  • What amazing man. Since finding out he was related to me on my Grandmothers side, I have spent many hours reading all I can find in old newspapers online and web sites. Thanks Jesse Wallingford for a great contribution to the war along with many others.
    Public - Therese - Other Relative - 30 August 2015

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 May 2017KaraPapakura, NZResearcher
30 June 2016EricAustin, TexasOther relative
30 August 2015ThereseRockhampton Qld AustraliaOther Relative
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