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46463   Private Robert Jeffs
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 31st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/02/1892
Died: 29/08/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 23
Summary      
Robert Jeffs was the son of Robert and Amelia Jeffs. Robert was born about 1893 in County Tyrone. The 1901 census shows 8 year old Robert to be at school The family were living at Lisnaclin, Bernagh, Tyrone. His father was a labourer. The 1911 census notes the 18 year old Robert was employed as a linen lapper. Robert was still living with the family in Gortmerron, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone. Private Robert Jeffs was with the 31st Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps when he died in Gallipoli on 29th August 1915, age 22.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 199-200 or 236-239 + 328
CWGC Casualty 681375
Summary      
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Drumglass Boys National School, Dungannon
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1 1901 Census lists Jeffs family Lists Robert as age 8 living with the family at house 1 in Lisnaclin, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Jeffs family Lists Robert as age 18 living with the family at house 7 in Gortmerron, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 Drumglass School Roll of Honour, 1914 Robert Jeffs listed Drumglass Roll of Honour 1914 Boys National School, Dungannon
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Robert Jeffs
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Private William Jeffs Brother of Private Robert Jeffs