6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
03/11/1943 (Killed in Action)
Fusilier Alexander (Sandy) Jeffers was the son of Alexander & Annie Jeffers, Coagh, Co. Tyrone. He was killed on 3rd November 1943, aged 19, during the Battalion assault on the town of San Salvo, west of the River Trigno. The battalion lost 2 officers who were killed and 3 were wounded, with 15 other ranks killed (including Sandy Jeffers) and 45 wounded.
The Sangro River War Cemetery lies in the Contrada Sentinelle in the Commune of Torino di Sangro, Province of Chieti. Take the autostrada A14 (the road that runs from Taranto in the south to Ancona in the north) and exit at Val di Sangro. After approximately 2.5 kilometres from the exit turn right onto the SS16, Pescara to Vasto road, for nearly 2 kilometres. There is then a sharp right turn up to cemetery. If you come from the station, take a taxi from Torino di Sangro station, otherwise follow the road signs to SS16 (see direction), turn right at the crossroad and continue following the signs. The station is about 7 kilometres from the cemetery. Cemetery address: Contrada Sentinelle s.n. - 66020 Torino di Sangro (CH) Abruzzo.