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Stephen Gregory JEFFES

Regimental number2892
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
Address2 Hopetoun Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Miss Veronica Jeffes, 2 Hopetoun Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. at BELLEWAARDE RIDGE North East of HOOGE on 20th September, 1917 was in charge of stretcher bearers. The bearer post was being heavily shelled and several bearers were wounded. He dashed out brought in one of the wounded bearers to safety and stood in the open under heavy fire directing his squads to cover. His gallantry and coolness undoubtedly saved the lives of many men. On many occasions during the day this N.C.O. displayed the same qualitied of coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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