Charles John Jeffrey


Charles John Jeffrey


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Bedfordshire Regiment
4th Bn.


Searched but not found


New portion. 2013.
United Kingdom


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UK Memorials

Not on the Brent Pelham memorials, Not on the Bishop's Stortford memorials

Pre War

Charles John Jeffrey was born in 1890 in Brent Pelham, Herts, the only son of Walter and Emily Jeffrey's three children.  The family were living in the village of Brent Pelham on the 1891 Census but had moved to 96 Southborough Road, East Ham, Essex by 1901. On both censuses he is called John.  On the 1911 Census, when he is named as Charles John Jeffrey the family was living at 111 South Mill, London Road, Bishop's Stortford, Herts and he was working as a labourer in a nursery.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in Hertford and served in the Bedfordshire Regiment, 4th Battalion. He died at Dovercourt Military Hospital which was a section of the Garrison Military Hospital, Harwich. It was also used as an Isolation Hospital to care for soldiers with infectious diseases. The Register of Soldiers' Effects and Dependant's Pension record state that he died of wounds, however this may be incorrect and he may have died of disease as there is no record of any medals being awarded to him. 

Additional Information

His father Walter received a £3 war gratuity and pay owing of £2 4s 8d and a pension of five shillings a week from 15 November 1916. He was said to be living at 36 Church Road, Hollingbury [probably Great Hallingbury], Bishop's Stortford. N.B. Surname Jeffrey mis-transcribed as Jaffray on 1891 Census. Dovercourt


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