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9846 Private REGINALD JEFFERIES.


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Evening all

9846 Private REGINALD JEFFERIES.

1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment.

Enlisted in Swindon. Killed in action on the 24th October 1914.

Son of Albert Edward and Charlotte Jefferies of Clarden Lane.

Henry has no known grave. Remembered on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Panel 33/34.

This lad is the first of those listed on the memorial to die in the Great War. Can any forum members give me any more details ..........

1. I take it he would of been a "Professional" soldier at the outbreak of War being 1st Battalion & part of the origional BEF force ?????.

2. How many Wiltshire Battalions were on strength at the start of hostilities.

Any help as always appreciated

Regards

Bob lloyd

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  • 2 weeks later...

Bob,

Heres your man on the CWGC site:

Name: JEFFERIES, HENRY REGINALD

Initials: H R

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Wiltshire Regiment

Unit Text: 1st Bn

Date of Death: 24/10/1914

Service No: 9846

Additional information: Son of A. Edward Jefferies, of New Rd., Purton, Swindon.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 33 and 34.

Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

They have diffrent parents for him

Hth

Grant

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Bob,

Have you tried he Long Long Trail for the Battalions query?

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