Jesse Alfred AWMM
Also known as
WWI 12/1125 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
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
Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM
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
POW liberation details
POW serial number
6 June 1944 AWMM
Date of death
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Jesse Alfred Wallingford
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
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Page No: 753 AWMM
- Gillett, Lawrence Henry, photographer (1914-1918). Gillett Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira PH-ALB-118. 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. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
|20 May 2017||Kara||Papakura, NZ||Researcher||
|30 June 2016||Eric||Austin, Texas||Other relative||
|30 August 2015||Therese||Rockhampton Qld Australia||Other Relative||
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