Arthur Henry JEFFS

Regimental number12/767
AddressPiarere, Tirau
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinSylvanus G Jeffs, Redcliffe Post Office, Queensland, Australia
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During operations east of St Julien on 4/10/17 when his Officer was wounded early in the advance he assumed command of the guns and carried out all the tasks required of them to the great advantage of the Infantry. He was untiring and capable in all his work; made a valuable reconnaissance of the forward area, and showed an utter disregard for danger, setting a splendid example to his men throughout the action.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 17 December 1917

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body