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Jefferys, E W

Bois-Carre Military Cemetery

Bois-Carre Military Cemetery, Haisnes, Pas de Calais

Commemorated on St Clements Parish Memorial
Commemorated on memorial window in Gouray Church

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 16 August 1916

NEWS ITEM in the Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 8 August 1916

Roll of Honour. Unofficial news has been received that another member of the Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles, Corporal E W Jefferys, has made the supreme sacrifice. This loyal soldier came to Jersey in 1907 to join the local branch of Dr Barnados Homes and was one of the finest lads and best sportsmen that has ever been at Teighmore. He later entered the service of the late Colonel Bagnell and at the outbreak of war mobilised with the East Battalion. He left the Island with the original Company and was later promoted Corporal, he being also a gym instructor. The late Corporal was 23 and leaves a fiancee and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss, and to these we tender our sincere sympathy.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Ernest William Jefferys

Corporal Ernest William Jefferys
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (Jersey Overseas Contingent)

1914-15 Star

Eldest son of the late Mr E Jefferys of Bath.

Killed in action, aged 23 years

Ernest William Jefferys