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41102   Private William John Jeffs
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/06/1885
Died: 04/05/1918 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 32
William John Jeffs was the son of Robert and Amelia Jeffs. William was born in Dungannon about 1885. William John Jeffs was the husband of Margaret Letitia Jeffs. They married about 1908. The 1911 census shows they were living in Brook Street, South Side, Dungannon. William was a labourer. William Jeffs enlisted in Partick, Scotland on 2nd June 1916 with the Royal Scots Fusiliers. After 6 months training, Private Jeffs went abroad in January 1917. He was posted to the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers at Etaples in January 1917. Private Jeffs was captured and made a prisoner of war on 23rd April 1917, Private William John Jeffs was died in a prisoner of war camp in Hamburg, Germany on 4th May 1918. He was 35 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hamburg Cemetery
  Hamburg  24
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-10
CWGC Casualty 902430
Hamburg is a large city in the north of Germany, approx 150kms to the north of Hannover. Hamburg Ohlsdorf Cemetery (Friedhof Ohlsdorf) is the biggest non-military cemetery in the world. There are 3 Commonwealth War Graves plots located within Hamburg Ohlsdorf Cemetery:- Hamburg Cemetery Ohlsdorf 1914-1918 / Hamburg Cemetery Ohlsdorf 1939-1945 / Hamburg Cemetery Ohlsdorf Post War.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
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1 1901 Census lists Jeffs family Lists William John as age 16 living with the family at house 1 in Lisnaclin, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Jeffs family Lists William John as age 26 living with his wife at house 32 in Brook Street, South Side Dungannon
3 Photo of Private William John Jeffs' gravestone
4 Photo of Private William John Jeffs's grave
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Private Robert Jeffs Brother of Private William Jeffs
7 Red Cross WW1 POW Records Private William J Jeffs - 41102
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William John Jeffs' gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023