Informationen zu Geburt

Notting Hill, Middlesex, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Informationen zum Armeedienst

England, Vereinigtes Königreich
British Expeditionary Force
Einberufung ort:
Hailsham, Sussex, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
 —  Royal Sussex Regiment, 11th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, Belgien
Im Kampf gefallen


Duhallow A.D.S. cemetery
Grabstelle: Unbekannt
Reihe: Unbekannt
Grab: Unbekannt

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille — 08/11/1920
Victory Medal
Medaille — 08/11/1920

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

Jesse Allen Mockford was a 20 year old lad, born in Notting Hill, UK. Private Mockford was part of the ‘C’ Company, 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, 116th Brigade, 39th Division. At the end of July and the beginning of August, his battalion was deployed in the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, a sub battle in the Battle of Passchendaele.

On the 28th of July, at 8.30 p.m., the 11th Battalion moved up and took over the Hill Top Sector. Over the next two days, they made the final preparations for the attack. During these preparations they were subjected to heavy shelling. Late in the evening on the 30th of July, the soldiers took up their battle positions. The attack was launched at 3.50 a.m., on July 31st. The first objective, the blue line (California Reserve), was taken with few casualties. The ‘C’ Company of the 11th Battalion played a big part in this. They had advanced in artillery formation from the assembly position in Cavan Trench, crossing Hopkins Trench and moving forward in two waves to capture the blue line. After they had taken the blue line, they immediately moved forward and managed to occupy California Drive and Cheddar Villa. Thereafter they started consolidating. During the afternoon two companies moved up in close support of the 14th Hampshire Regiment and succeeded in consolidating the black line (Corner Cottage – Wine House). On the black line, the battalion prepared for a possible German counter-attack, but no attack was launched. German shelling was very heavy all day and persisted all night. During the 31st of July, the 11th battalion had about 150 casualties (killed, wounded, missing).

Private Mockford was one of those soldiers. He was taken to Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station, where he was buried at the Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery in plot I, row A, grave 44. Today, private Mockford is still remembered here.

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Roll of Honour
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