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Surname: JEFFREY

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire

Service No: 700723

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'B' Battery 330th Brigade

Division: 66th (2/East Lancashire) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-04-19

Awards: M.M.

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. B. 57.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

John Jeffrey was the son of Charles Collier and Margaret Ann Jeffrey, née Swinbank. Charles was born at Manchester, Lancashire and Margaret at Woodham, Co. Durham.

1891 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 14 Keighley Road - John Jeffrey, aged 2 years, born Skipton, son of Charles C. and Margret [sic] Ann Jeffrey.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 10, Church Street - John Jeffrey, aged 12 years, born Skipton, son of Margaret A Jeffrey, widow.

1911 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 447, Bolton Road - John Jeffrey, aged 22 years, born Skipton, Yorkshire. [John was boarding with John James and Annie Mennell.]

John was married to Martha Ann Grange in 1914.

The British Army Service Record for John Jeffrey exists but may be incomplete.

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

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Sergeant John JEFFREY

Sergeant John JEFFREY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 66th (2/East Lancashire) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 66th (2/East Lancashire) Division

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Surname: JEFFREY

Forename(s): John

Born: Skipton, Yorks


Enlisted: Blackburn, Lancs

Number: 700723

Rank: Sergt

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

Battalion: Territorial Force

Decorations: M.M.

Died Date: 19/04/18

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: JEFFREY

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 700723

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: "B" Bty. 330th Bde.


Awards: M M

Died Date: 19/04/1918

Additional Information:



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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

11 April 1919


We reproduce a photograph of Sergt. J. Jeffrey, M.M., son of the late Mr. C. C. Jeffrey, printer, Keighley Road, Skipton, who was reported wounded and a prisoner of war on March 21st, 1918. His family have had no news of him since that date, and it is feared that he has paid the great price. Numerous enquiries as to his fate have been made in all the known official directions with no result, and it is felt that this is a case in which the German Government should be asked to make some explanation. A postcard was received from the German authorities, stamped Limburg, to the effect that Sergt. Jeffrey was wounded and prisoner in Germany.

Sergt. Jeffrey enlisted in 1915 and went to France in December, 1916, with the 330th Brigade R.F.A., and was with that Brigade when last heard of. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in action in June, 1917.


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