Jakeman, Jesse Philip

Age: 35
Date of birth: 1879 (Q4)

Parents: William Daniel and Sarah Jakeman
Wife: Mary Emma Jakeman (nee Aston)
Address: 29 Parkes Street

Occupation: Van man

Jesse was baptised at St Nicholas Church in Warwick on 28th December 1879.

At the time of the 1881 census, his father was a butcher and his mother a charwoman and Jesse was the youngest of 7 children, aged from 14 to 2 living at 4 Gerrard Street, Warwick.

By the 1891 census, Jesse, now 12, had 4 younger siblings, aged from 8 to 1. Four of Jesse’s older siblings were no longer in the household but two of his older brothers, Henry (24) and Thomas (14), working as farm labourers, were sharing the family home at 4 Gerrard Street.
After the census in 1891, a further son was born, James, who also fell in the war and is commemorated on the memorial.

Jesse married Mary on 4th November 1905 at St Andrews Church in Allesley (Coventry) and they are both recorded as living in nearby Eastern Green. At that time, Jesse was a butcher and Mary (22) a servant.
Jesse and Mary’s first child, Marjorie Phyllis, was baptised on 17th May 1908 and in 1911 the family was living at 18 Fairview Terrace, Linen Street. At that time Jesse’s occupation was recorded as a Van man. A son was born in 1914 but sadly died at the age of 4. Their second daughter, Edith May, was born in the final quarter of 1911.

Mary died on 26th January 1957, without remarrying, at Burton Green, near Kenilworth. She had been living with her younger daughter and son-in-law, Arthur John Pinks.

The Warwick Advertiser – In Memoriam – 6th June 1916 

Jesse is commemorated on the grave in Warwick Cemetery of two of his children, where the inscription reads:

In Loving Memory of
CECIL PERCY the dearly beloved son of JESSE PHILIP and MARY EMMA JAKEMAN. Born June 6th 1914 Died November 4th 1918.
Also In Memory of Cpl. JESSE PHILIP the dearly beloved husband of MARY EMMA JAKEMAN killed in action June 17th 1915 aged 35 years. Buried in France.
Also of MARJORIE PHYLLIS their dearly loved elder daughter died April 13th 1932 aged 23 years.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Corporal, 1818
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 22nd Brigade, 7th Division
Date of death: Thursday, June 17, 1915
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action near Festubert
Commemorated/Buried: Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Pas de Calais
Awards: Queens South Africa Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:

The Warwick Advertiser – 7th July 1915


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  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Records Office

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