Private Christian Johannsen   Jessen

Private Christian Johannsen Jessen[1, 2]

Male 1892 - 1917  (25 years)

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  • Name Christian Johannsen Jessen 
    Title Private 
    Born 05 May 1892  Wooroolin, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Christian Johannsen Jessen
      Birth Date: 5 May 1892
      Father's Name: Andrew Jessen
      Mother's name: Annie Sophia Fredericka Egedias
      Birth Place: Queensland
      Registration number: 005526
      (Queensland Birth Register 1829-1914)

      JESSEN, Christian Johannsen

      Service No 2456
      Private
      47th Battalion
      Born Gympie Qld.
      Son of Andrew and Fredericka Egedius JESSEN
      Husband of Nellie JESSEN
      OF Booyal, Isis Branch, Qld.
      Occupation prior to enlistment Farmer
      Enlisted 22 April 1916
      Killed in action 07 June 1917
      Aged 25 years
      Commemorated Ypres Menin Gate Memorial


    Gender Male 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1913  Wooroolin near Kingaroy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1913
    Division of Wide Bay - Subdivisin of Nanango
    No 1649 JESSEN. Christian Johannsen: Place of Living: Wooroolin: Occupation: Farmer
    No 1655: JESSEN, Nellie: Place of Living: Wooroolin: Occupation; Home Duties
     
    WW1 Enlistment 22 Apr 1916  Wooroolin, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES - NOMINAL ROLL
    52nd. Infantry Battalion, 5th Reinforcements

    Name in Full: JESSEN, Christian Johannsen: Rank: Private: Age: 24: Trade or Calling: Farmer: Married or Single: M.: Address at Date of Enlistment: Wooroolin, Queensland: Next of Kin and Address: Wife, Mrs Nellie Jessen, Booyal, Isis Branch, Queensland: Religion: C, of E.: Date of Joining: 22.04.16.
     
    Military Service 19 Sep 1916  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    First World War Embarkation Roll - Christian Johannsen Jessen

    CHRISTIAN JOHANNSEN JESSEN
    Service number: 2456
    Rank: Private
    Roll title: 52 Infantry Battalion - 2 to 9 Reinforcements (April 1916 - January 1917)
    Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
    Date of embarkation: 19 September 1916
    Place of embarkation: Brisbane
    Ship embarked on: HMAT Seang Choon
    Ship number: A49
     
    Military Service 22 Apr 1916 - 7 Jun 1917  Western Front, Messines, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    CHRISTIAN JOHANNSEN JESSEN
    Regimental Number: 2456: Place of : Place of Birth: Wooroolin, Queensland: Religion: Church of England: Occupation: Farmer: Address: Wooroolin, Queensland: Marital status: Married: Age at embarkation: 24: Next of kin: Wife, Mrs Nellie Jessen, Booyal, Isis Branch, Queensland: Enlistment date: 22 April 1916: Rank on enlistment: Private: Unit name: 52 Battalion, 5th Reinforcement: AWM Embarkation Roll number: 23/69/3: Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 19 September 1916: Rank from Nominal Roll: Private: Unit from Nominal Roll: 47th Battalion: Fate: Killed in Action 7 June 1917: Place of death or wounding: Messines, Belgium: Age at death from cemetery records: 25: Place of burial: No known grave: Commemoration details : The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 27), Belgium

    Battles: The BATTLE of MESSINES, 1917
    Updated - Saturday, 11 August, 2001
    It has been argued that the Battle of Messines was the most successful local operation of the war, certainly of the Western Front. Carried out by General Herbert Plumer's Second Army, it was launched on 7 June 1917 with the detonation of 19 underground mines underneath the German mines
    In preparing for the Messines battle he had authorised the laying of 22 mine shafts underneath German lines all along the ridge, his plan being to detonate all 22 at zero hour at 03:10 on 7 June 1917, to be followed by infantry attacks so as to secure the ridge from the presumably dazed German defenders, the infantry heavily supported by the use of artillery bombardments, tanks and the use of gas. Work on laying the mines began some 18 months before zero hour 
    Died 07 Jun 1917  Messines, Belguim Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Killed in Action 7 June 1917
      Place of death or wounding,Messines, Belgium
      Age at death from cemetery records 25

      In memory of my dear brother, Chritian Jessen. He left home in health and strength To answer the call
      Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Friday, 30 November 1917


      Private CHRISTIAN JOHANNSEN JESSEN
      Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
      Died on 7 June 1917 Age 25
      YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
      West-Vlaanderen Belgium
      Son of Andrew Jessen and Fredericka Egedius (his wife); husband of Nellie Jessen, of Wooroolin, Queensland. Native of Wooroolin, Queensland.
      (Every Man Remembered)


    In Memorium 30 Nov 1917  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    IN MEMORIAM. JESSEN.-In memory of my dear brother, Chritian Jessen.
    He left home in health and strength
    To answer his country's call;
    He gave his life, he gave his best
    For you, for me, for all.
    His cheerful face, his kindly ways,
    Are pleasant to recall,
    He had a friendly word for all.
    Far away from all he loved.
    His comrades laid him down to rest.
    On Australia's role of honour
    You will find my dear brother's name- Christian Jessen.
    Written by his brother. Jack Jessen, on Active Service, France.
    (Inserted by Alice Andersen, Commercial Hotel.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Friday, 30 November 1917 
    Will 1 Dec 1917  Supreme Court of Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Saturday 1 December 1917
    IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND
    IN THE WILL OF CHRISTIAN JOHANNSEN JESSEN, formerly of Wooroolin, in the State of Queensland, farmer, but lately a private in his Majesty's Australian Imperial Forces on active duty, Deceased
    Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date of the publication hereof, application will le made to this Honourable Court that PPOBATE of the Willl of the abovenamed Christian Johannsen Jessen, deceased, may be granted to ANDREW FREDERICK JESSEN of Coolabunia, in the said State, Farmer, and HANS PETR JESSEN of Wooroolin, in the said State, Farmer, the Executers named In the said Will. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon it, may file a Caveat in the Regestry any time before the grant is made.
    Dated this Twenty sixth dav of November, 1917.
    J. M. Pack, Solicitor for the said Andrew Frederick Jessen and Hans Peter Jessen, Kingaroy. Town agents: MORRIS and FLETCHER, Solicitors, Brisbane

    Transcribed from The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Saturday, 1 December 1917
     
    In Memorium 7 Jun 1918  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ROLL OF HONOUR.
    JESSEN.-In loving memory of Private Christy Jessen, killed in action in Belgium, June 7th, 1917.
    There is one link death cannot sever, Loving remembrance, which lasts forever.
    (Inserted by his loving relatives at Booyal.)
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Friday, 7 June 1918 
    In Memorium 7 Jun 1920  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    JESSEN.-In loving memory of our
    dear brother. Christian Jessen, of
    47th Batt., who was killed in acticn on June 7th, 1917.
    (Inserted by hid loving sister and
    brother-in-law, Mr.and Mrs: P. C. Andersen.)
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Qld., Monday, 7 June 1920  
    Buried No known grave, Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In Memory of
      Private CHRISTIAN JOHANNSEN JESSEN
      24562, 47th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
      who died age 25
      on 07 June 1917
      Son of Andrew Jessen and Fredericka Egedius (his wife); husband of Nellie Jessen, of Wooroolin, Queensland. Native of Wooroolin, Queensland.
      Remembered with honour
      YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
      Commemorated in perpetuity by
      the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

      The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

      The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
      The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.

      Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.

      CHRISTIAN JOHANNSEN JESSEN
      Commemoration details The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 27), Belgium

      Panel number 27
      Roll of Honour,
      Australian War Memorial: 143
      Miscellaneous information from cemetery records: Son of Andrew and Fredericka Egedius Jessen. Husband of Nellie Jessen of Wooroolin, Queensland: Other details War service: Western Front: Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
    Person ID I4238  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 

    Father Andreas Peter Jessen,   b. Aug 1845, Tinningstedt, Karlum Parish, Nordfriesland, Schelswig -Holstein, Denmark/Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1915, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Sophie Frederikke Hansen/Egedius/Egidius,   b. 22 Aug 1853, Den Kgl. Fødselsstiftelse, København , København Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1899, Goorah Farm, Netherby, Gundiah District, Qld., Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1872  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Andrew Jesson
      Spouse Name: Frederika Egidius
      Marriage Date: 13 Mar 1872
      Marriage Place: Queensland
      Registration number: 000348
      (Queensland Marriage Register 1829-1937)
    Family ID F1138  Group Sheet

    Family Ellen Marie [Helen], Moore,   b. 1890, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1975, Carlton, Sydney, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1912  Maryborough, Queensland, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 26 Aug 1912  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A very pretty wedding was celebrated on thursday, August 22nd., at the Church of England by the Rev. Hamlyn Harris, the contracting parties being Miss Nellie Moore and Mr. Christian Jessen, third son of Mr. Andrew Jessen, Wooroolin. The bride was given away by her father, and looked very nice in a tasteful greatcoat and skirt. The chief bridesmaids were Miss Alice Andersen, niece of the bridegroom and Miss Alice Jessen, sister of the bridegroom, who wore silk dresses and hats trimmed with orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of flowers. The wedding breakfast took place at the Great Western Hotel, and was provided by a sister of the bridegroom, who made all the arrangements to make the wedding a success.

    Among those present were Mr. Moore, father of the bride; Mrs Bundesen, sister of the bridegroom; Mr. and Mrs Wade, Mr. Lang, Mr. Stormonth, Mr. and Mrs. Jessen, Misses Andersen, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Andersen, Mr. J. McReynolds, Mrs. Sweetman and many others.

    Mr. Jack Jessen, brother of the bridegroom, who acted as best man, made a very appropriate speech. Mr. L. Lang also spoke, and Messrs A. Jessen, Moore, and Stormonth, replied on behalf of the newly married couple.

    Miss Lena Wolgahst, assisted by misses Kate and Girlie Andersen attended to the table. In the centre was a three storied wedding cake, which was made by the niece (Miss Girlie Andersen).

    The presents were handsome and costly, including cheques from all the relatives; Mr. McCauley, a silver tea pot; Mrs McWade, cow and calf; Mr. Lang, cheque; Mr and Mrs. Peakes, dinner set; and others to numerous to mention.

    The honeymoon is being spentat Benaraby, near Gladstone. The wedding party continued, and at night there was dancing and games until an early hour of the morning.

    Miss Mary Brandt designed the table decorations. Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Andersen carried out the arrangements. Mr. Jack Jessen was Master of Ceremonies and Miss Lena Jessen presided at the piano.

    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Monday, 26 August 1912 
    Children 
     1. Ivor Christian Jessen,   b. 1913, Kingaroy District, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1973, Kogarah , Sydney, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Lloyd Jessen,   b. 09 Sep 1916, Childers, Qld. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1998, Starr Gardens Nursing Home, Beaudesert, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F1469  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
    Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
    Ypres (Ieper)
    West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
    Names on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
    Names on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
    Ypres (Ieper)
    West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
    C J Jessen
In Memory of
Private CHRISTIAN JOHANNSEN JESSEN
24562, 47th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
who died age 25
on 07 June 1917
Son of Andrew Jessen and Fredericka Egedius (his wife); husband of Nellie Jessen, of Wooroolin, Queensland. Native of Wooroolin, Queensland.
Remembered with honour
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    C J Jessen In Memory of Private CHRISTIAN JOHANNSEN JESSEN 24562, 47th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F. who died age 25 on 07 June 1917 Son of Andrew Jessen and Fredericka Egedius (his wife); husband of Nellie Jessen, of Wooroolin, Queensland. Native of Wooroolin, Queensland. Remembered with honour YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
    Ypres (Ieper)
    West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
    In Flander's Fields
    In Flander's Fields
    IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM
    The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
    By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

    Christian Johannsen Jessen fought against his relatives Jep Peter Bundesen and his brother Asmus Jurgen Bundesen. They were were Danes but because they lived in the part of Denmark occupied by Germany they were conscripted into the German Army. They fought against their Jessen Cousins in Queensland, Australia. Many, Many, Danish young men left illegally rather than fight for Germany
    Lieutenant Colonel John McCraeIn Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place: and in the sky
    The larks still bravely singing fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the dead: Short days ago,
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved: and now we lie
    In Flanders fields!

    Take up our quarrel with the foe
    To you, from failing hands, we throw
    The torch: be yours to hold it high
    If ye break faith with us who die,
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields

    Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
    during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium


    2009 Flanders Fields Music
    JESSEN, Christian Johannsen
    JESSEN, Christian Johannsen
    JESSEN, Christian Johannsen





    Picture
    Service No 2456
    Private
    47th Battalion

    Born Gympie Qld.
    Son of Andrew and Fredericka Egedius JESSEN
    Husband of Nellie JESSEN
    OF Booyal, Isis Branch, Qld.
    Occupation prior to enlistment Farmer
    Enlisted 22 April 1916
    Killed in action 07 June 1917
    Aged 25 years
    Commemorated Ypres Menin Gate Memorial

    WWI Pictorial Honour Roll of Queenslanders
    Private Christian Johannsen Jessen
    Private Christian Johannsen Jessen
    Private Christian Johannsen Jessen
    Birth unknown
    Death 7 Jun 1917
    Burial Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
    Plot www.cwgc.org
    Memorial ID 12055411
    Photo added by laurinlaurin espie
    (Find A Grave Memorial)


  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Qld Birth, Deaths and Marriages.

    2. [S115] Trove.


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