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Jesse Jordan

Born 24th July 1890, North Crawley, Buckinghamshire

Son of William Hewlatt Jordan and Charlotte Jordan nee Maslin of Little Crawley, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

Joined the City of London Police 20th April 1911

Brown eyes, dark brown hair, fresh complexion, 5 ft 11.5 inches in height

Warrant Number 7810

Collar Number A244

Served at Moor Lane Police Station


Serjeant, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars

Service Number 205905

Died 19th April 1917 aged 26 years

No known grave

Remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial and the City of London Police WWI War Memorial at Wood Street Police Station

Extract from references provided for Jesse Jordan upon his application to join the City of London Police (Source: City of London Police Personal File held at the London Metropolitan Archives):

“I have much pleasure in giving Mr Jesse Jordan a testimonial.  I have known him for upwards of eight years.   As a pupil in the school he was always punctual and regular. He was intelligent and in some subjects much above the average. Since leaving the day school, he has attended the Evening Continuation School, where his conduct and industry were invariably very good.  He is steady, hardworking, straightforward and reliable, and I have no hesitation in recommending him for a position of responsibility”.  Leonard E Peacock, Head Master, 11th April 1911

Jesse Jordan Admitted to North Crawley School 11th June 1894. Left North Crawley School 7th July 1903

“Dear Sir or Madam: I have known Mr Jesse Jordan all his life. And both his parents from infancy. They are and always have been a most respectable, honest and industrious family. And I have great pleasure in giving this testimonial”.  Yours sincerely, Edwin Brandon, Churchwarden, 11th April 1911

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