Henry Richard JEFFS MM

Badge Number: 7263, Sub Branch: ORROROO

JEFFS, Henry Richard

Service Number: 1681
Enlisted: 18 February 1916
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yongala South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Orroroo, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Memorials: Jamestown Yatina Public School Roll of Honour, Mannanarie Roll of Honor WW1, Orroroo District Roll of Honour WW1, Yatina Memorial Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

11 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1681, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
11 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1681, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
18 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT A60 Aeneas
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1681, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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48th Battalion AIF

Military Medal

'This man displayed great coolness and courage in the attack and during the occupation of HINDENBURG LINE East of BULLECOURT on April 11th 1917. The enemy were bringing heavy fire to bear on our trenches and a volunteer was called for to remove a ranging board in front. This man volunteered and going out over the top in the face of rifle fire removed the board and returned to our lines. His work deserves special praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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