HEMMING Jesse Clifford
Regiment : 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : J01
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 38 on 27th August 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 75 to 77.
Relatives : Son of William Edward Hemming, 99 Middleton Hall Rd., King's Norton, Birmingham
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes.
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 8th September 1917:
Redditch Officer Killed – Mr W. G. Hemming, Windsor Mill, Redditch, and now residing at King’s Norton, and head of the firm of Messrs. W. E. Hemming, ltd., needle and fish hook makers, Redditch, has received information that his third son, Second-Lieutenant Jesse Hemming, has been killed in action. He joined the Artists’ Rifles in October, 1915, and was commissioned in the Worcesters on August 3rd, 1917. On August 27th he led his men for the first time into action, and on-going over the top was shot by a sniper. He was about 38 years of age. Previous to the war Lieut. Hemming was a valuer with the Land Valuation Department at Birmingham. He was an enthusiastic bowler, connected with the Redditch Union Club team.
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk
On the 1911 census Jesse Cliffford Hemming, aged 31, lived with his parents Edmund and Elizabeth Hemming, at 11 Park Road, Redditch. Jesse was a Government Valuer.
On the Ancestry site Probate records, Jesse Clifford Hemming of Oakley Road, Redditch, died 27th August 1917, in France.
Jesse Hemming has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Tyne Cot Memorial.