Alfred JEFFERY MM

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JEFFERY, Alfred

Service Number: 2439
Enlisted: 4 April 1916, Burra, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Anlaby Station, Kapunda, South Australia, 2 April 1881
Home Town: Black Springs, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 29 September 1917, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Booborowie Leighton WW1 Roll of Honor, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Farrell Flat Memorial Hall
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World War 1 Service

4 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2439, Burra, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2439, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2439, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
11 Apr 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Bullecourt (First), ...great bravery and devotion to duty..."
29 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2439, 48th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood

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Biography

"Late Cpl. Alfred Jeffery, M.M.

Mrs. George Stevens, of Kapunda, has been informed that her brother, Cpl. Alfred Jeffery, M.M., was killed in France on September 29. Deceased was born at Anlaby 37 years ago, and resided at Porter's Lagoon for the greater part of his life. He enlisted in July, 1916, and left for the front the next month, and was in the firing line by the following December. He was awarded the Military Medal for rescuing an officer under heavy shell fire. The late soldier was highly respected, and before leaving on active service was the recipient of many gifts from friends in the district where he resided." - from the Kapunda Herald 16 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

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