Louis Paul Jassoy


About Louis Paul

  • Name
    Louis Paul
  • Initials
    L P
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
    28 June 1898
  • Birth town
    West Ham
  • Resided town
    Ilford, Essex
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
    March 1959
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Estate Agent and Building Manager post war

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Machine Gun Corps


Louis Paul Jassoy was born in West Ham on 28 June 1898 to parents Ludwig Wilhelm, a language translator and insurance clerk, and Helene.  In 1901 Louis, aged two was living at 60 Pembroke Road, Ilford with his father Ludwig (35), mother Helene (33), Eduard (9), Ethel (3) and Edith (10 months).  His parents and brother Eduard are all German subjects.  Also living with them is Ida Schneider a domestic servant, also German born.  The family are at the same address in 1911, with an additional child, Frederick Charles, aged one.

Louis’ service record has not been traced, but from information provided by the Machine Gun Corps Association we learn that he joined the Machine Gun Corps around January 1916 and served abroad.  In June 1916, he was admitted to the Voluntary Aid Temporary Hospital in Exeter with a shell wound to face, knees and forearm. Upon discharge from hospital, he was compulsorily transferred to the Coldstream Guards.  He was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals.

He passed through Peterborough East Station on 16 November 1916, and wrote:  “with my best thanks for the few hours I spent in the GER rest room”.

Louis married Ruth Margaret Harvie in Middlesex in 1922.  In 1939 Louis was living on his own at 5 The Hythe, Egham, Surrey and working as an estate agent and building manager; we have been unable to trace his wife.

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