Sidney J. Jeffery was born in East Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., N.S., on March 15, 1893, the son of James A Jeffery (1864-1901) and Lillian Alice (Crowell) Jeffery (1866-1943). His parents were married on April 14, 1888 in Yarmouth, NS. Sidney Jeffery had five brothers, one of whom was Amos Jeffery who served with the 26th Battalion and killed in action March 7, 1916. His father died in 1901 and his mother remarried Abner Andrew Forbes (1853-1946). There were two boys from the second marriage and two step-sisters.Sidney is listed on the 1911 Canadian Census for Kemptville with the note he is living in Farminston, New Brunswick. Sidney is also listed on the 1911 Canadian Census for Farmerston, Carleton Co., New Brunswick, listed as a lodger living with Henry Gallivan and his family. He is listed as a labourer on the farm, born March 1893 in Nova Scotia, aged 18.Some records list his name as ‘Sydney’ and ‘Jeffrey’ .According to information provided in “A Monument Speaks” [A Thurston; 1989 (p 225)], Sidney’s mother, Mrs. Abner Forbes received word in late June 1916 that Sidney had been killed in action. He had been living in New Brunswick when last heard from five years earlier. It is believed that he was with the 26th Battalion; however, no records are available for a “Sidney J. Jeffery” with Library and Archives Canada, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, or Veteran Affairs Canada. It has not been possible to find any record of an Attestation paper or service.He is commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument.