Image from 1915 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury Newspaper.

Born: 1882, Mendlesham, Suffolk.

Died: In the morning of the 21st December 1914; age 33; KiA at Allonagne – Leading his section out of a tight corner. If he had not acted as he did the whole section would have been lost.

Residence: 73, Elliott Street, Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 266.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 9.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,




1881   Mendlesham, Suffolk.


Jesse was a month old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Arbon, 29, a Wheelwright Master, born Mendlesham.

Emma Arbon (nee Clover), 28, born Mendlesham.

Walter Arbon, 7, born Mendlesham.

Alfred R. Arbon, 6, born Mendlesham.

Jabez Arbon, 3, born Mendlesham.


1891   Back Street, Mendlesham, Suffolk.


Jesse was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 39, a Carpenter.

Emma, 38.

Walter, 17, a Carpenter.

Alfred, 16, a Grocer’s Assistant.

Jabez, 13.

Bessie Arbon, 6, born Mendlesham.

Victor William Arbon, 4, born Mendlesham.

Eva Arbon, 2, born Mendlesham.

Arthur, 7 months, Born Mendlesham.


1901   13, Crispin Court, Colchester, Essex.

Jesse was 18 years old, a Saddle Harness Worker. He was a boarder at the home of George Dines, a Horse Keeper & Groom.


1911   27, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


Jesse was 28 years old, a Bag maker – Portmanteaus. He was boarding at the home of Happy Grimsey.


In 1911, Mendlesham, Suffolk, Jesse married Rose Abbott, born 1883, Stoke Ash, Suffolk. They had 1 son:

Reginald Jesse Arbon, born July 1912, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rose Arbon – widow.


Jesse is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Mendlesham, Suffolk and St. Clement’s Congregational Church Ipswich

THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1/4th Battalion Territorial Force:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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