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Joseph Bunker Jeffery
Name: Joseph Bunker Jeffery Rank: Corporal Service Number: 222979 Battalion/Service: 85th Battalion Date of Birth: July 10, 1893 Place of Birth: Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: October 28, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Complexion: light Eyes: blue Hair: light Trade: Blacksmith Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Bell Tinkham (Sister), Springhaven, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: October 4, 1918 Age at Death: 25 Cemetery: St. Pol British Cemetery, St. Pol-Sur-Ternoise Pas de Calais, France Grave Reference: III. B. 12. Commemorated on Page 436 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 18 Having trained in Canada, he embarked Canada at Halifax on October 13, 1916 and disembarked at Liverpool, England on October 19, 1916. He proceeded overseas to France for service with the 85th Battalion on March 11, 1917 and joined his unit in the field on March 31, 1917. On April 12, 1917 at Vimy he was suffered a shoulder wound and was hospitalized and rejoined his company on discharge from hospital on November 24th, 1917. He was promoted to Corporal on June 20, 1918. On September 25, 1918 Corporal Jeffery was injured when the enemy dropped a bomb through the roof of the railway station at Arras. On September 26, he was admitted to hospital suffering from a fractured skull and broncho-pneumonia. He died on October 4, 1918.