Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Maurice Jesse

Surname: Jesse
Other names: Maurice
Other people in this story:
Arthur Jesse
Edith Jesse née Foote
Locations in this story:
France & Flanders
Arras Memorial, France
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset

Maurice Jesse was born in 1898 in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset and baptised there on 25th September, 1898. He was the son of Arthur Jesse, a Coal Merchant, and Edith Jesse (née Foote). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a Scholar and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 22255). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He went missing and was presumed killed in action on 9th April 1917. His name appears on the Arras Memorial in France (Bay 7) and on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.

  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives