Herbert George Jefferies
Memorial: Downend - Christ Church
Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Rank and number: Private 17365
Parents: James Thomas and Ellen (Nee Findley) Jefferies
Marital status: Married
Home address: Home Address: 50 Halcyon Road, Birkenhead Lived: 1901 and 1911 Census – 1 Livingstone Villas, Gloucester Road, Soundwell/Staple Hill
Pre-war occupation: Bricklayer
Date of birth: 1888
Place of birth: Bath
Date of death: 26/09/1916
Buried/Commemorated at: No Known Grave – Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, France
Herbert was born in 1888 (1st Quarter) Bath. He married Eleanor Adeline Williams) in 1st Quarter 1916 in Birkenhead. Herbert and Eleanor had one daughter Ellen Adeline born 13/7/1916.
Although his registered birth name was Herbert George, on the Census entries he is recorded as George. On the 1911 Census, he is living with his parents and 4 brothers and sisters (3 other siblings had already left home).
Herbert served with the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards and he died on 26/09/1916 (Killed in action – missing from the 21st September).
He is commemorated on the Christ church Downend memorial and the Staple Hill (Page Park) memorial.
By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Findmypast (Soldiers Died during the Great War, 1901 & 1911 Census etc), Researcher John Davis.