Born: 1882, Mendlesham, Suffolk.

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

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 266; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion, 4th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

Grave 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 Harnes 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.

THE SUFFOLK REGIMEN 1/4th Battalion Territorial Force:

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