William Roy JEFFREY


JEFFREY, William Roy

Service Number: 6754
Enlisted: 4 August 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melrose, Tasmania, 1895
Home Town: Sprent, Central Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 30 September 1917
Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery, ​Dickebusch, Belgium
The Huts Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6754, Claremont, Tasmania
30 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6754, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6754, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Palermo, Melbourne
30 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6754, 12th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...6754 Private William Roy Jeffrey, 12th Battalion, of Sprent, Tasmania. A farmer before enlisting in August 1916, Pte Jeffrey left Australia for service on the Western Front with the 22nd Reinforcements in September 1916. Having just taken part in the operations around the Polygon Wood area, Pte Jeffrey was moving out of the line to billets at Chateau Segard near Steenvoorde on 30 September 1917 when a German aircraft flew over the camp and dropped its bombs. Pte Jeffrey was one of three men killed, age 22." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)