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Place of Birth: Huncoat, Lancashire
Service No: 41721
Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 3rd Division
Date of Death: 1918-09-27
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 3.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: KELBROOK, YORKSHIRE
Charles Jeffries (born 16 April 1899) was the son of Thomas and Jane Jeffries, née Williamson. Jane was born at Runcorn, Cheshire.
1901 Huncoat, Lancashire Census: 2, Higher Gate - Charles Jeffries, aged 1 year, born Huncoat, son of Thomas and Jane Jeffries.
1911 Kelbrook, Yorkshire Census: Dotcliffe Road - Charles Jeffries, aged 11 years, born Huncoat, Lancashire, son of Jane and [stepson of] William Brookes. [Jane had married William Brookes in 1907.]
Charles was married to Beatrice Bentley in 1918.
The British Army Pension Record for Charles Jeffries (4295) exists but may be incomplete. [Charles joined the 3/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) on the 20 May 1915. He was discharged as being under age on the 18 September 1915.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charles Jeffries, 41721, R. Lanc. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Charles Jeffries, 41721, 8th K.O.R.L.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Charles Jefferies [sic], 41721, 8 Bn Royal Lancs. Date and Place of Death: 27.9.18 in Action France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Beatrice. £11 10s. 0d.
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
JEFFRIES, Chas., aged 19, Cyclist Corps, 7, Brook Street, killed Sept. 27, 1918.
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Private Charles JEFFRIES
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Division
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