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Garfield Cornelius Jessop

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Garfield Cornelius AWMM
  • Surname
    Jessop AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/576 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 April 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 25 Home Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    E. Jessop (father), Hope, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/576 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 4.75" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      133 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Jessop, of Hope, Nelson.

    Embarked Egypt to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 August 1915.
    Reported missing, 27 August 1915.
    Board of Enquiry, held at Mudros, 6 November 1915, concluded 'Missing, 27 August 1915, believed to be dead'.

    Parents: Mr and Mrs E Jessop, Hope, Nelson AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Remembered on the Memorial ar Richmond and in the Scriptorium at Nelson College Public - Peter - Researcher - 29 April 2018 - on site
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey AWMM

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  • My great grandfather was Thomas Valentine Jessop, your older brother. It is a tragedy that the family lost two young men in WWI. I have visited Hope in Nelson, and the plaque down on the waterfront that shows your parents arriving in NZ, One day I would like to visit Hill 60.
    Public - Sandra - Other relative - 23 April 2017
  • Garfield Jessop had a nephew named after him and born on April 25th 1918. He was Garfield David Black. Garfield Black had a letter from his uncle written from Egypt before going to Gallipoli. It was a beautifully written and most expressive letter written to Garfield Jessop's sister. We knew Garfield Black and his wife Nancy well. They lived all their lives in North West Bay in Pelorus Sound. On Garfield Black's 80th birthday (Apr 25th 1998) we invited him and available members of his family to a ceremony to name our little bay in North West Bay "Garfields Bay" after both Garfields. We are holding a commemoration for both men on the Anzac Centennial in the Bay.
    Public - Norman and Linda - 23 March 2015



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