Jeffries, Frederick Richard Joseph

Dates:

War Service:
Private FREDERICK RICHARD JOSEPH JEFFRIES of 1st battalion Scots Guards was killed in action on 11 November 1914.

In the Battle of Nonnebosschen on 11 November,the last action of the First Battle of Ypres, 17,000 German infantry attacked a line of woods held by about 7,000 British infantry including 1/Scots Guards. The position was held, but only after British engineers and cooks took up rifles and joined the firing line. By the end of the day the four battalions of the Guards Brigade were reduced to scarcely 300 men.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial at St Peter’s church, Brockley.

Details:
He was the son of Emily Cook (formerly Jeffries), of 15, Doggett Rd., Catford, and the late Thomas Jeffries.

Source:

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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