Private John Robert Jeffs

John Robert Jeffs was born in either 1883 or 1884 to Charles and Jane Jeffs in Leicester, England. John later immigrated to Canada at some point before 1914, settling in the Waterloo region. John volunteered to join the 34th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Before departing for the Western Front, John became sick. He was admitted to Galt General Hospital on March 14th, 1915 with a cold that then developed into pneumonia. Despite being given adequate care and medical attention, John succumbed to pneumonia on March 17th, 1915. Private John Robert Jeffs is buried in the Cambridge (Trinity Church) Cemetery.

Service number: A/2117


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