A. A. Jeffery
Service no. 4802
Private, East Surrey Regiment, 8th Battalion
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in St Paul’s churchyard; lived in Clapham
Killed in action on 1 July 1916, aged about 27
CWGC: “Husband of Mrs D. Blacklock (formerly Jeffery), of Toronto, Canada.”
Remembered at Thiepval Memorial, France
The 1911 census shows that Arthur Alexander Jeffery, was boarding at 88 Portland Place North, South Lambeth, the home of the Dunnett family, with his brother Albert V. Jeffery. Arthur, 22, was a commercial clerk; Albert, 23, a dairy utensil maker.
Arthur was born on 28 October 1888, the son of Thomas Henry Jeffery, a civil servant, and Catherine Elizabeth. He was baptised at St Barnabas, South Lambeth on 7 April 1889. In 1915 he married Dorothy Dunnett, whose family he had lodged with. He enlisted in St Paul’s churchyard.
After the war, his widow remarried, becoming Mrs. D. Blacklock, and moved to Toronto, Canada.