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Harold Charles Firth Jeffcock, Lieutenant, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)

Harold Charles Firth Jeffcock, came up to Jesus College in January 1905 from Elstree and Harrow schools. He stayed for just two terms leaving later in 1905 to go into business.​

Born: Sheffield, 6 July 1885

Died of wounds received in action: 30 May 1917

H.C.F. JeffcockIn spite of his short period of residence, Jeffcock had strong Jesus connections. Both of his brothers also came to Jesus: Philip Eric Jeffcock in 1906 and William Henry Claude Jeffcock in 1907. Furthermore he also married the sister of William “Buff” Stobart (1912), who was killed in August 1916. Amy Millicent Stobart thus lost her husband and one of her brothers within a year.

Lieutenant Jeffcock died in France two days after being wounded in action in May 1917. 

Our image originally appeared in the Retford Times.

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