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07/10/2019 Private William Jeffers is buried in St Souplet British Cemetery in Nord in France.
07/10/2019 William Jamfrey was born on 10th April 1888 in Omagh (GRONI Ref U/1888/212/1025/17/348). Interesting he was named William Jeffers. He was one of seven children. All the children were born in Cookstown except William.
07/10/2019 The 1901 census lists William Jamfrey as age 13, living with the family at house 2 in Coolnafranky, Cookstown, County Tyrone. He was still at school. His father was a plate layer.
07/10/2019 Family: Thomas Jamfrey, Elizabeth Jamfrey , William Jamfrey (born 10th April 1888, Omagh), May Jamfrey (born 18th April 1890), James Jamfrey (born 17th September 1893), Sarah Jamfrey (born 9th April 1897), Ethel Jamfrey (born 11th September 1899), Margret Jamfrey (born 14th August 1902), Elizabeth Jamfrey (born 24th September 1907).
07/10/2019 The 1911 census lists William Jamfrey as age 22, living with the family at house 1 in Coolnafranky, Cookstown. Williams, his brother and his father were all employed as railway porters.
07/10/2019 From then on his surname was ‘Jeffers’.
07/10/2019 William Jamfrey was eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jamfrey. According to GRONI Thomas ‘Jeffers’ and Elizabeth Cardwell were married on 21st April 1887 in the district of Dungannon.
07/10/2019 It seems that by the time of his death his parents had moved to live at 97 Victoria Street in Lurgan, County Armagh.
07/10/2019 Private William Jeffers is commemorated on Lurgan War Memorial.
07/10/2019 William Jamfrey’s brother. James Jamfrey, enlisted in the Royal Navy about 1919. He was killed in World War Two.
07/10/2019 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 10th August 1917:
07/10/2019 Seaforth Highlanders – Wounded, 2127 W Jeffers (Omagh)
07/10/2019 Private William Jeffers was injured in the summer of 1917.
07/10/2019 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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