Service Number: 2352
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 4 August 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Devonport Cenotaph, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 2352, 40th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Melbourne embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
21 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 2352, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Mr. and Mrs. W. Jeffrey, of Steel st., have received a letter from Pte. Row Wilson, concerning the death of their son Dave, who was recently killed in action in France. It states that after 18 days in the firing line, they were coming out, when Pte. Jeffrey waited for some comrades who were behind. The Germans opened fire at that moment, and a high  explosive shell fell where he was standing. Pte. Wilson states that he was a fine soldier, and frightened of nothing, and conveys the deepest sympathy of comrades and Devonport  boys of the Battalion to the mourning parents. Pte. Jeffrey was buried by the Pioneers in a cemetery on the main road between Neuve-Eglise and Messines. They erected a white  wooden cross, bearing his regimental number, name and battalion, over the grave.