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Raymond Alva JEFFERS

Regimental number6290
Place of birthStrathbogie Victoria
Other NamesRaymond Aloa
SchoolWSW }Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
AddressCora Lynn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, A Jeffers, Cora Lynn, Victoria
Enlistment date20 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 4 January 1919


Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 4 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "8 April 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 13 August 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On his platoon commander becoming a casualty, he assumed command and led his men with great dash across a bare ridge swept by artillery and machine guns. He then cleared some low ground along a river, and, seeing an enemy battery of field guns enfilading the fromt line, he took a Lewis gun on to the bank and dispersed the gunners, in spite of fire from two machine guns. This daring act saved numerous casualties'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near HEBUTERNE during period 26th March to 6th April 1918. During a strenuous minor operation carried cut to anticipate enemy intentions he rendered most valuable assistance to his Platoon Commander when the platoon Sergeant had been wounded. This C.C. Company becoming a casualty and his Platoon Commander taking over the Company, he displayed great skill and initiative in withdrawing his platoon, which operation became necessary as the attack was not pushed to a successful conclusion on his flanks. Later he went forward under heavy enemy machine-gun fire and carried in two wounded sergeants of his Company. His coolness and courage created a great impression on all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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