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  • Buried in Bulls Road Cemetery.
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Jesse was the eldest son of Jesse and Emma Stevenson née Whitehead of 72 St Albans Road, Arnold, Nottingham, the family having previously lived at Morris Street, Arnold. Jesse senior was born in 1855 at Redhill and worked as an agricultural labourer, while his wife Emma was born in 1857 in Arnold, they were married in 1887 the marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district, they had the following children all of whom were born in Arnold , Clara b1888, Jesse b1889, Emma b1891, Alice b1892 and George Arthur b1894. In 1911 the family was living at 72 St Albans Road, Arnold and were shown as Jesse 56 yrs a pit banksman, he is living with his wife Emma 55 yrs and their children Clara 22 yrs a chevenor in the hosiery trade, Jesse 21 yrs a pit banksman, Emma 20 yrs a blouse factory machinist, Alice 19 yrs a blouse factory machinist and George Arthur 17 yrs an unemployed laundry worker. Jesse emigrated to Australia from the Port of London on 13th February 1914 aboard Orsova of the Orient Line recorded on the passenger list as a twenty four year old miner.
He was employed as a coal miner (banksman).
28 Dec 1916
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3rd Bn Australian Infantry (AIF)
Jesse Stevenson had seen previous military service in the 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters whilst living in England. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in Australia where he joined the 3rd Battalion Australian Imperial Force, he was killed in action on 28th December 1916 in the Flers area by enemy fire on the trench in which he was on duty. He is buried in Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, France.
Death notification published 16th January 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- 'STEVENSON. – Killed in action, December 28th, with the Australian Forces, Private J. Stevenson, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Stevenson, St. Alban's-road, Arnold, aged 27. - From his sorrowing father, mother, brother, and sisters.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Buried in Bulls Road Cemetery.
    Jesse Stevenson - Buried in Bulls Road Cemetery.