John Morrison Jessamine

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Name:  John Morrison Jessamine
DoB: September 28 1890
Regt: Private 18780 16th Royal Scots
DoD: July  1 1916
Academic Career: 
CGS 1900-1907
Biographical Information:

  • John Morrison Jessamine was one of two sons born to a farming family in Burgh by Sands a few miles west of Carlisle. The farm belonged to his maternal grandfather, Thomas Waugh. Both he and his brother attended the grammar school.  His parents, John Alexander and Jane Isabella, and three of his grandparents were born in Scotland, which may have influenced his choice of job and regiment. His brother Thomas Waugh Jessamine, described himself as “Scotch” on at least one official document. So it seems likely that John Morrison also saw himself as Scottish.