Jeffrey, George F

George F Jeffrey, Private 515705, 14th Bn. London Regiment (London Scottish)
Killed in action 28th March 1918 in France, aged 31

 

EARLY LIFE

Husband of Beatrice Alice Jeffrey, of 300 Edward Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

 

MILITARY SERVICE

Private Jeffrey’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 12 April 1918:

Mr Fred Cotterill, 223 Buxton Road, Macclesfield, received information on Wednesday of the death in action of his wife’s brother, Pte George F Jeffrey, London Scottish. Deceased, who was about thirty years of age, was a Macclesfield man. In civil life he was an accountant at Messrs Hancock bros., brewers, Cardiff, with whom he had been for about eight years. Previously he was employed as a clerk in the Corporation General Offices at the Macclesfield Town Hall. His mother is at present staying with Mr and Mrs Cotterill, and the deceased leaves a widow and son, who reside in Cardiff. Pte Jeffrey was formerly connected with the Park Green Congregational Church, and the news of his death was communicated by a friend who had joined up with him.

 

COMMEMORATION

Private George Jeffrey is buried in Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, headstone ref. Sp. Mem. B. 2. His widow asked for the inscription “REUNION” to be added to his headstone. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private George Jeffrey, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Private George Jeffrey is commemorated on the Park GreenTown Hall and St Michael’s Church war memorials.

 

NOTES

 

SOURCES

Lives of the First World War website

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 12 April 1918

 

 

 


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