The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant George Jeffery

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: George Edmonston (Ted) Jeffery

Ancestor's date of birth: 05/11/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 19/08/1967

Cause of Death: Not stated

Service Number: 498

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen - D Squadron

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 271 and 319

Contingent: Fourth Victorian Contingent

Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Ship: Englishman, Date of Sailing: 08/04/1902

Other Boer War Service: He served as #2215 in the 4th Australian Commonwealth Horse, 2nd Australian Contingent. They left Australia on the 8 April 1902 then returned to Australia not seeing any service.

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with SA1901, SA1902, Rhodesia, Transvaal and Cape Colony clasps, Mentioned in despatches (MID).

Personal Characteristics: A farmer from Canary Island Victoria

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: May 1900 - June 1901 with the 4VIB in Rhodesia, west Transvaal, Cape Colony including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901); may then have seen garrison duty in Rhodesia. He was mentioned by Dallimore for gallant conduct at Seacow River 1 March 1901. Promoted Lance Corporal when with the 4 VIB, was a sergeant with the 4 ACH.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 12 July 1901 on the Orient. Married Shiela 1912. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Kelvin Jeffery, Canary Island, South Boort VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great grandson


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