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Henry Richard JEFFS

Regimental number1681
Place of birthYongala, South Australia
AddressOrroroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Jeffs, Yatina via Yongala, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Place of enlistmentOrroroo, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'This man displayed great coolness and courage in the attack and during the occupation of HINDENBURG LINE East of BULLECOURT on April 11th 1917. The enemy were bringing heavy fire to bear on our trenches and a volunteer was called for to remove a ranging board in front. This man volunteered and going out over the top in the face of rifle fire removed the board and returned to our lines. His work deserves special praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Discharge date29 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1680 Clarence JEFFs, 48th Bn, died while a Prisoner of War, 13 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 29 August 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JEFFS Henry Richard

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