Monday, October 19, 2015

Corporal Harry Jeffreys, British Red Cross Society

Chailey Parish Magazine first notes Harry Jeffreys in April 1917 as a corporal with the British Red Cross Society, recording also that he has been twice mentioned in despatches and has been awarded the Croix de Guerre with star.  This information is repeated up to and including the final published roll call in the magazine in July 1919. 

Reg Philpott remembers that after the war, Harry Jeffreys used to umpire the local cricket team and had a daughter names Ruth. 
Harry Jeffreys was in fact John Harold Jeffreys who was born in 1883 and who died in July 1943. An obituary was published in The Sussex Agricultural Express (above) of 23rd July 1943.

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