Lt. William Jefferies MM, Gloucs Regt


His family have had problems finding out about his war record, and I have not done much better. Daphne Boyle I am trying to find out more about my grandfather, who died some twenty-five years ago. His name was William Jefferies and he lived in Birmingham before WW1. I think that he joined the Royal Irish Fusiliers as a private in the first week of the war, but later served in the Gloucestershire Regiment. He was apparently commissioned in the field and awarded the Military Medal and the Croix de Guerre avec Palmes.

I have had the same problem, he was in the Gloucs as a Lt, but no MIC and no WO338. There is a lot of scope for mis-spelling the name

1890 Jan 31. Born Staffordshire

1891 census at 28, Adamss Square, Clay Hills, Wolstanton, Tunstall

1901 census at 123, Highgate Road, Aston

1911 census at 26 Alfred Road Sparkhill Warwickshire

1917 Nov 28. Commissioned . 2nd Lt. November 1918 Army List with a seniority date of 28.11. 1917

1919 May 28. Gloucs. Regt Temp. 2nd Lt. W. Jefferies, M.M., to be temp. Lt.,

1919 Sep 7. Temp. Lt. W. Jefferies, M.M., relinquishes his commission on account of ill health contracted on active service, and retains the rank of Lt. (Substituted for Gaz. notification 6 Sept. .1919.)

1920 Aug 6. Joined ADRIC with service no 119. Resigned 12 days later on 18th Aug 1920

1939 Register He is a Hall Porter at Haven Hotel Banks Road,Sandbanks , Poole M.B., Dorset

1948 Apr/Jun Married in Wallasay to Dorothy Madeleine Griffiths (Ancestry tree)

1977 Feb 12. Died Rhyl, Denbeighshire