James Jacob ESSON

Date of Birth: 
28 Oct 1869
Date of Death: 
18 May 1940

James was born in Picton.

He married Jane Orr, (born at Wellington in 1870) at Wellington in 1892.

They had one daughter.

James was a senior public servant. Secretary to the Treasury, Ass. Public Service Commissioner, 1st Chair of the NZ Govt, Railways Bd & many others.He started out his working life as a telegraphist.

He was also Asst, Quartermaster to the NZEF in WW1 & after Gallipoli was appointed Colonel Commandant of the NZEF in Egypt.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
James Jacob Esson, William Melvin Brown Esson, Mary Ann Fuller, Jane Orr, Andrew Orr, Marion Mitchell, Gladys Anne Esson, Eric Howard Manley Luke.