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Berridge, Jesse Dell (known as Dell)

Lieut. Jesse Dell Berridge, M.C. the eldest son of Rev. Jesse and Mrs Berridge, of Little Baddow Rectory, Essex was a member of the Faculty of Science. Entering college in 1913, he withdrew in 1915, and was gazetted to the Royal Engineers. For gallantry, he was awarded the Military Cross on 28th December, 1917, and he was killed in action on 24th May, 1918, aged 21 years.King's College Review, Dec. 1918 Lieutenant Jesse Dell Berridge who was killed on May 24th aged 21 was the eldest son of the Rev. Jesse and Mrs Berridge. He was educated at Colchester Grammar School, Christ's Hospital, where he won the Gold Medal for Chemistry, and King's College, London University. He had passed his Intermediate B.Sc. when the war broke out, and he immediately joined the O.T.C. He received his commission in the 13th South Lancashire Regiment in March, 1915, and was later transferred to the R.E. going to the front in July, 1915, on special service. He was wounded in December, 1915, and again in July, 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross at the end of 1917. The Times, 1 June 1918.

Biographical

Surname(s)Berridge
First name(s)Jesse Dell (known as Dell)
Date of birth1896
Place of birthFulham
Family details4th Son of Canon Jesse & Edna Adeline Berridge of Little Baddow Rectory Chelmsford
Previous educationColchester Grammar School, Christ's Hospital
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1913-1915
Dept / courseFaculty of Science
Military unitRoyal Engineers 10th Battalion Sth Lancashire Regt., "J" Special Coy
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders July 1915 to May 1918
Decorations / medalsM.C.
Citation(s)For valuable services rendered in connection with the War
Date of death24 May 1918
Age at death21
Rank at deathLieutenant
Place of deathArras
Cause of deathKilled by shell fire
Burial placeBac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Christ's Hospital Roll of Honour
NotesJ Special Company was responsible for Britain's chemical war effort.
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; University of London O.T.C. Roll of Honour 1914-1918; The Times

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