Jesse Charles Mardling

Name

Jesse Charles Mardling
1882

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

28/05/1915
33

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
7305
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 10 and 11
France

Headstone

>N/A

UK Memorials

Ayot St Peter Memorial, Roll of Honour, St Peter's Church, Ayot St Peter, Not on the Hatfield memorials

Pre War

Jesse Charles Mardling was born in Handside, Hatfield, Herts in 1882 to George and Jane Mardling. On the 1901 Census the family were living at Handside, Hatfield, Herts where his father was a horse keeper on a farm. He married Florence Adams in 1906. By 1911 Jesse and Florence were living at Handside, Hatfield, Herts with his widowed father and he was working as a Cowman on a farm. They had no children. Said to have lived in Little Green, Ayot St Peter, Herts on enlistment. 

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Hatfield and served with the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment in France from 26 August 1914.  He was wounded in the foot at Ypres but recovered and rejoined his regiment.  Initially reported as missing, he was later listed as killed. A Canadian soldier wrote to his wife telling her how he found the body and buried him. He handed the deceased's paybook to his Commanding Officer. Once investigated this was accepted as conclusive evidence. However, his body was not recovered for burial, or not identified, and his name is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. 

Additional Information

His widow received a war gratuity of £5 and pay owing of £5 7s 6d. She also received a pension of 10 shillings a week from 24 January 1916.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Jonty Wild, www.ayotstpeter.com,