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Private Clement C Jeffery Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 194th Battalion/49th Battalion (Alberta Regiment) Regimental Number: 905042 Rank: Private Date of Birth: April 28, 1886 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: April 25, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Edmonton, Alberta Address at Enlistment: Blue Sky, Alberta Age at Enlistment: 30 Height: 5 Feet 4 1/2 Inches Trade: Blacksmith Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: (Sister) Mrs. Norman (Belle) Tinkham, South Canaan, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Clement (Clem) Jeffery was the son of George D. and Albina Wyman Jeffery of Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co. He enlisted in Alberta and arrived in Halifax December 8, 1916 to proceed overseas. After a time in England he arrived in France and was in the trenches two months before being killed in action at Hill 70. Date of Death: August 25, 1917 Age at Death: 31 Cemetery: Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, France (Plot: II. C. 38.) Sains-en-Gohelle is an old mining village 20 kilometres north of Arras in the direction of Bethune. Fosse 10 is by an old mine and group of miners houses on the southern outskirts of the village, approximately 10 kilometres west of Lens. The Extension is on the South side of the Communal Cemetery. It was begun in April, 1916 and used continuously (chiefly by Field Ambulances) until October 1918. There are nearly 500, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Commemorated on Page 263 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 10 and June 11 Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 220)
Private Clement C. Jeffery
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