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S/2127   Private William Jeffers
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Dated added: 07/10/2019   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/04/1888
Died: 02/11/1918 (Unknown)
Age: 30
William Jamfrey was eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jamfrey. He was born on 10th April 1888 in Omagh Interesting he was named William Jeffers. He was one of seven children. All the children were born in Cookstown except William. By 1911 William, his brother and his father were all employed as railway porters. Private William Jeffers was injured in the summer of 1917. Private William Jeffers was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders when he died in France on Saturday 2nd November 1918, just nine days before the Armistice was signed and the war ended.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Souplet British Cemetery
  Le Cateau, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-29
CWGC Casualty 320777
St. Souplet is a village about 6 kilometres south of Le Cateau, which is a small town approximately 20 kilometres south-east of Cambrai. St Souplet British Cemetery lies to the south-west of the village after the village of St. Benin.
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1 1901 Census lists Jamfrey family Lists William as age 13 living with the family at house 2 in Coolnafranky, Cookstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Jamfrey family Lists William as age 22 living with the family at house 1 in Coolnafranky, Cookstown Rural, Tyrone
3 Lurgan War Dead WW1 Son of Thomas Jeffers, of 97 Victoria St, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Petty Officer Stoker James Jamfrey Brother of Private William Jeffers
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Jeffers' grave can be purchased here
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