Jephthah (Jeff) JONSON


JONSON, Jephthah

Service Number: 381
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Victorian Imperial Bushman
Born: Hospital Creek, Victoria, 19 December 1877
Home Town: Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stock rider
Died: Killed in Action, Hartebeestfontein, South Africa, 18 February 1901, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Klerksdorp Old Municipal Cemetery, South Africa
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bairnsdale Boer War Memorial, Ballarat Boer War Memorial (Queen Victoria Square), Sale Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 381, 4th Victorian Imperial Bushman

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...318 Private Jephthah (Jeff) Jonson, 4th (Imperial) Contingent, Victoria. The Contingent departed from Melbourne on 1 May 1900 in the Victorian, arriving at Beira on 23 May. He was killed in action on 18 February 1901 at Hartebeestfontein, South Africa. The contingent comprised 31 officers (and 2 supernumeraries), 598 other ranks, with 778 horses and 11 wagons. One Officer and 22 others were killed or died." - SOURCE (


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Jephthah JONSON was born in Victoria in 1877

His parents were Eric JONSON & Elizabeth DUNN