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Herbert Walter JEFFORD

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Surname: JEFFORD

Forename(s): Herbert Walter

Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire

Service No: M2/131594

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Army Service Corps

Battalion / Unit: 596th M.T. Coy

Division: division unknown

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-09-25

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. F. 9.

CWGC Cemetery: TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Herbert Walter Jefford was the son of Walter and Sarah Ann Jefford, née Edmondson. Walter was born at St. Albans, Hertfordshire and Sarah at Carlisle, Cumberland.

1901 Dent, Yorkshire Census: Gap, Lenacre - Herbert W. Jefford, aged 8 years, born Dent, son of Walter and Sarah A. Jefford.

1911 Kendal, Westmorland Census: 7, Sandes Avenue - Herberet Jefford, aged 20 years, born Sedbergh, Yorkshire. [Herbert was boarding with Henry and Mary Alice Collett.]

Herbert was married to Alice Hartley in 1912.

The British Army Service Record for Herbert Walter Jefford exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Herbert W. Jefford, M2/131594, Army Service Corps. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt. Date of entry therein: 20 November 1915.

A short biography of Herbert is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private Herbert Walter JEFFORD

Private Herbert Walter JEFFORD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Army Service Corps

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

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Surname: JEFFORD

Forename(s): Herbert Walter

Born: Sedbergh, Yorks

Residence: Kendal

Enlisted: Kendal

Number: M2/131594

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 25/09/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Mesopotamia

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: JEFFORD

Forename(s): Herbert Walter

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: M2/131594

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Service Corps

Unit: 596th M.T. Coy.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 25/09/1918

Additional Information:

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (12 October 1918)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

DIED ON SERVICE

JEFFORD, Pte. Herbert Walter (M.T.), A.S.C., died of pneumonia in Hamadan Hospital, Bagdad, on September 25th, aged 26 years. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Jefford, of Dent, and previous to enlisting was chauffeur to Mr. Ralph Rimmer, of Kendal. He leaves a widow and two children.

‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (27 September 1919)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)

JEFFORD – In affectionate remembrance of my dear husband, Pte. H.W. Jefford, A.S.C.M.T., who died in the Military Hospital, Hamadan, Persia, September 25th [1918].

From his loving wife and two little sons. 89, Highgate, Kendal.

JEFFORD – In ever loving memory of our dear son, Pte. Herbert Walter Jefford, A.S.C.M.T., who died in the Military Hospital, Hamadan, Persia, September 25th [1918].

Sleep on dear son, in thy lonely grave,
Your life for your country you nobly gave;
No loved ones around you to bid you goodbye,
But in God’s keeping you safely lie.

From father, mother and sister. Gate, Sedbergh.

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

17 December 1915

DENT – War Items

Herbert W. Jefford has joined the Transport Division of the Army as a motor driver.–On Saturday D.E. Davidson, M.E. Dinsdale, James Thompson, B. Haygarth, M.E. Haygarth, and Bryan Chapman, passed at Settle under Lord Derby’s scheme. Richard Gornal, jun., John Dawson, A. Hargreaves, and G.T. Fawcett have been rejected on medical grounds. Others passed as suitable are L. Benson, Rd. Capstick, W. Peacock and J.R. Fawcett.

11 October 1918

DENT – War Casualties

Mr. and Mrs. Jefford, of Gap, Dent, have received news that their only son, Private Herbert W. Jefford, A.S.C., died in Mesopotamia of pneumonia on the 25th of September. – Private Leon Benson, Coldstream Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benson, of Dent, is now in hospital in Liverpool suffering from machine gun wounds in the arm.

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