Major General Carl Herman Jess

Ranks Held Brigadier General, Captain, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Temporary Brigadier General, Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, Major General
Birth Date 16 February 1884
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Bendigo
Death Date 16 June 1948
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Final Rank Major General
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1917-02-15
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in London Gazette in 1915-08-05
Published in London Gazette in 1939-06-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1915-10-28
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-07-25

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    General List
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    01 January 1919 on page 5 at position 7
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 887 at position 20
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    Australian Military Forces
    Conflict
    Period 1930-1939
    Rank
    Major General
    London Gazette
    08 June 1939 on page 3854 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    10th Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 254 at position 139
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1392 at position 72
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Major
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    15 February 1917 on page 1607 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    25 July 1917 on page 1542 at position 34
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    7th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    New Zealand and Australian Division Brigade Headquarters
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain

Timeline

Date of birth 16 February 1884
Date of death 16 February 1884 Died at Heidelburg Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne and was cremated with full military honours.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1899 Joined the First Victorian Volunteer Cadets, rising to the rank of Sergeant.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1902-02 Enlisted in the 5th Battalion of the Victorian Infantry, rose to the rank of Lance Corporal.
Date promoted 1903 Appointed Lance Sergeant.
Date promoted 1904 Appointed Sergeant.
Other 07 June 1906 Resigned from the Militia.
Other 08 June 1906 Joined the Administrate and Instructional Staff as a Staff Sergeant.
Date promoted 01 January 1907 Promoted to Sergeant Major.
Date commissioned 01 July 1909 Commissioned as a Lieutenant.
Other 01 January 1911 Sent to New South Wales as brigade major of 5 Battalion with the rank of temporary Captain.
Date promoted 01 July 1912 Appointed Captain.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 23 September 1914 Joined to AIF, selected for the post of staff captain with the 4th Infantry Brigade.
Date of embarkation 22 December 1914
Date of recommendation honour or award 1915
Date of honour or award 25 April 1915 Landed at Anzac and served throughout the campaign, he was mentioned in despatches for his services at Gallipoli.
Date of recommendation honour or award 14 May 1915
Date promoted 23 May 1915 Became brigade major of 2 brigade with the rank of Major.
Other units 28 February 1916 Appointed to command the 7th Battalion.
Date promoted 12 March 1916 Appointed Lieutenant Colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 06 October 1916
Other 19 November 1916 Appointed first commandant of the 1 Anzac Corps Schools.
Date of honour or award 01 January 1917 Twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his participation at Pozieres.
Date promoted 01 January 1918 Appointed Major in theAMF.
Date promoted 03 June 1918 Appointed Lieutenant Colonel in the AMF.
Date promoted 04 October 1918 Appointed Colonel and temporary Brigadier General, taking over the 10th Infantry Brigade.
Date of honour or award 1919 Mention in Despatches and appointed the Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) for his services on the Western Front.
Date of recommendation honour or award 01 January 1919
Date of recommendation honour or award 08 March 1919
Date of honour or award 1920 Appointed the Companion of the British Empire (CBE).
Other 21 January 1920 AIF appointment terminated.
Date returned to Australia 1921-02
Date promoted 1926 Promoted to Colonel.
Other units 1927-08 Commandant of the 5th Military District (Western Australia).
Date promoted 1929-01 Promoted to Brigadier.
Date of honour or award 1935 Created a Knight Bachelor.
Date promoted 1935-07 Promoted to Major General.
Date promoted 12 December 1939 Promoted to Lieutenant General.
Date of honour or award 1940-06 Appointed a Companion of the Bath (CB).
Other 1943 Became Director of Women's National Services and organised the Australian Women's Land Army.
Other 01 April 1946 Placed on the retired list due to invalidity.