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Jeffries, Harold John Fotheringham

Rank : Major

Unit : 5th Bn, 1/5th Bn

Biography :

Educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Wadham College Oxford, Harold Jeffries made four appearances for Leicester FC's 1st XV in 1905. He joined 5th Bn The Leicestershire Regiment in about 1903. Promoted Captain on 20.2.1911. He was serving with 'E' Company 5th Bn as at 1912. Appointed Instructor in Musketry of that Bn in 1914. Later served with 1/5th Bn in World War One and commanded D Company, leading which he was killed on leaving trenches near Hooge Salient on 26.9.1915, aged 32. His CO wrote, "We were leaving trenches last night, and when he had got about half-way to the intermediate line he was hit through the head by a rifle bullet and killed instantaneously."
He is buried at Lissenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.


Rank: Major
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. A. 23.
Additional Information:

Son of Edwin and Mary Jeffries, of High St., Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

Date of Birth : 30.12.1883

Place of Birth : Bedford Park, Middlesex

Date of Death : 26.9.1915

Place of Death : Hooge, nr Ypres, Belgium

Civil Occupation : Solicitor

Period of Service : 1903-15

Conflicts : WW1

Places Served : France and Belgium

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