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Ernest Howard JEFFERYS

Regimental number747
Place of birthEskbank, New South Wales
SchoolRyde Public School, NSW
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKuring Gai, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinP Jefferys, Kuring Gai, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps Details
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined at outbreak of war in Aug 1914, left Australia in Oct 1914 with 2nd Batt, 1st Brigade as Private. Wounded at Lone Pine & Bullecourt, promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Australian Flying Corps; while traing came into collision with another machine.
FateKilled accidentally 28 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMinchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialLeighterton Church Cemetery, Boxwell-with-Leighterton, Gloucestershire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Rose Elizabeth JEFFERYS, Railway Station, Kuring-Gai, New South Wales
Place of burialLeighterton Cemetery, Gloucestershire, England

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