Oliver George Jeffs

5836588, Private, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Died Of Wounds on the 27th January 1944 aged 21.

Oliver was the son of Harold & Alice Jeffs of 15 Ellis Avenue. Before joining the Army he was employed by Oakmead nurseries, Stevenage. He joined the Home Guard as soon as it was formed and later volunteered for the RAF but was rejected. The battalion was positioned near Maungdaw and was heavily engaged with Japanese troops. It is uncertain at what stage Oliver was hit but he died as a result of wounds he received during the action.

Oliver is buried in the Calcutta Bhowanipore cemetery, India. (Plot L Grave 125.)

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