Saturday 29 September 2012

Private Reginald Clifford Jeffery

Born on 3 September 1892 in the United States - son of Mrs. Kate Jeffery, St. Eleanore, Prince Edward Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as shipping clerk; single; no current military service; previously served with the 16th Cavalry Field Ambulance (two weeks); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 January 1915 (number 410321) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 October 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Regina Trench Cemetery (grave V.F.7), France.

(Updated with an image of Pte Jeffery's headstone at Regina Trench Cemetery that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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