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VC902   Clarence Smith Jeffries

Name   Clarence Smith Jeffries   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   902   Awards   VC   

Regiment    34th (New South Wales) Battalion, AIF



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Place Of Death   Hillside Farm, Passchendaele, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, 5 miles north-east of Ypres, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   14 September 1920

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 40, Row E, Grave 1

Gazetted   18 December 1917

VC Presented   4 April 1918, Governor-General of Australia, Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, Australia


P  Headstone, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, 5 miles north-east of Ypres, Belgium

Named on Roll of Honour, Panel 124, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Display, Hall of Valour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Named on War Memorial, Fedral Park, Wallsend, Newcastle, NSW

Memorial Plaque, Memorial Wall, Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Clarence Jeffries Estate, Brunker Road, Adamstown, NSW, Australia

Jeffries & Currey Memorial Libary, Dudley Public School Libary, Dudley, NSW, Australia

Mural, Boundray Street, Dudley, NSW, Australia

Memorial Plaque, Newcastle Primary School Library, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Carved Chair at Holy Trinity Anglican Church,Newcastle,  NSW, Australia

Jeffires Memorial Park, Abermain, NSW, Australia

Jefferis Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

By The Way…

On the Headstone of Captain Jeffries VC is the lines of a poem by Theodore O'Hara, Bivouac of the Dead.

On Fame's eternal camping ground,

Their silent tents are spread,

And Glory guards, with solemn round,

The Bivouac of the dead

VC Held By

Warriors Chapel, Christchurch Cathedral, Newcastle, NSW, Australia



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The First World War

BORN   26 October 1894

DIED   12 October 1917    AGE   22

VC Won   12 October 1917   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Passchendaele, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

Thank you to Anthony Staunton