JEMMESON, George Edwin G E
Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Son of the late Joseph and Mary Jane Jemmeson of 10 Bailol Street. One of their forur sons who served in the war.
Killed in an accident
An article in the Teesdale Mercury announced the news of George's death:
His Colonel Commanding wrote how Jemmeson was 'killed in an aeroplane accident at Checken Island, on Ma y 15th, while flying in a machine as observer from Petroosk to Checken. In attempting to land the machine side slipped and crashed to earth. Both observer and pilot were killed instantaneously'. Th e Commandant, who is mentally cut up, and says deceased was a very fine officer, adds that crosses were being made, and photographs of the grave will be sent in due course, while the sister of the Commanding Officer, Lady Ravenscroft, says: "Though have only seen photographs of him I do not feel as if he was a stranger, for my brother has spoken so much of him in his letters, and always with such great affection. My brother has set me this task, as he is unable to write himself, but will do so in a week or two. George was a special favourite. "
Mr and Mrs Henwood, 188, Waterloo Road, Middlesbrough, say George was a dear boy, and they loved him much , and want to think of him as they saw him.
Mr and Mrs Jemmeson have received a wire from Buckingham Palace conveying their Majesty's deep sympathy at the loss of so capable an officer. M r and Mrs Jemmeson have had four sons serving in the war, three of whom have made the supreme offering, and the condolence of this entire neighbourhood is extended to them by all, wit h the hope tha t their fait h ma y be as great as their sacrifice
Upon leaving the N.E. Counties school, George worked for a while on the railways in Middlesbrough before enlisting with the RAF. He was posted in 1918 to the Aegean as an observer.
Involved in post armistice operations in south Russia and Georgia