Stanley JEFFERY

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JEFFERY, Stanley

Service Numbers: 884, 1969
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted as Edward Ryan - see Service Record
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: MIttagong, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Camden, Camden, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horseman
Died: Accidental (Railway accident), Bundanoon Railway Station, Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia, 26 December 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Marulan Anglican Cemetery
This cemetery is on the junction of the Hume Highway and Marulan South Road, approximately 4kms south of Marulan township., Marulan Anglican Cemetery, Marulan, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Embarked Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces (New Guinea 1914), Private, SN 884, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
19 Aug 1914: Enlisted Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Forces (New Guinea 1914), Private, SN 884, 1st Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps, Enlisted as Edward Ryan - see Service Record
18 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1969, 4th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool NSW
13 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1969, 4th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Kyarra embarkation_ship_number: A55 public_note: ''
6 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1969, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1969, 4th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, Returned to Australia January 1916
7 Aug 1915: Wounded SN 1969, 4th Infantry Battalion, Returned to Australia January 1916
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1969, 4th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
26 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1969, 4th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

At the time of his death, at age 23, he was serving with the Railway Transport Office -Australian Military Forces (Citizen Forces)-Home Service.

He had previously served with the 4th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was accepted, after research, for commemoration as Great War dead on 09/07/2010

Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Stanley Jeffrey had a varied and diverse. albeit brief military career. 

His sevice record identifies the fact that he had enlisted under an assumed name, for service in the Expeditionary Force sent to New Guinea shortly after the outbreak of war.

He then enlisted in the 4th Battalion AIF  in Sydney for service overseas.  He landed at Gallipoli in June 1916.  He took part in the fighting at Lone Pine which commenced on 6th August.  Stanley was wounded the following day by a shrapnel wound to his foot which was serious enough to warrant evacuation initially to the nearby island of Mudros, and then to England, being hospitalised in each case.

His father (a widower) also served in the AIF as 705 Private Richard Jeffery, serving with 2nd General Hospital.  He survived the war and died in 1958 aged 91, buried in the same cemetery as his son..

Stanley was ultimately repatriated to Australia in January 1916, whereupon after rehabilitation he was attached to the Railway Transport Office.  By December 1916 he was a Sergeant.  He was tragically killed in an accident at Bundanoon Railway Station attempting to catch the evening mail train to Goulburn.  

 

 

Steve Larkins  Jan 2019

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