Herbert Harry Victor Jiffkins

Commemorated at:

Given name: 
Herbert Harry Victor
Last name: 
Jiffkins
Service number: 
418

Additional information:

Gender: 
M
Rank: 
Pte
Service: 
1st AIF
Conflicts: 
World War 1
Fate: 
KIA
Veteran Notes/Bio: 

 

Sydney, Harry Jiffkins of the 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade, was killed at Gallipoli, and was the first soldier from Annandaie to lose his life in the war. To commemorate this fact the local Municipal Council two years later planted a tree in front of the | bouse in which the hero was born, the ceremony being akin to the unveiling of a monument." - 1918 'Memorial Trees.', Toodyay Herald (WA : 1912 - 1954), 31 August, p. 5, viewed 14 September, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article148727032

Engineer Harry Jiffkins, of 43 Young Street, Annandale (AIF Project), enlisted on 10 September 1914. His wife was listed as next of Kin at 73 Leichhardt Street Glebe.

 

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