Cadet Ernest Howard JEFFERYS

Service No: 747
Born: Lithgow NSW, August 1895
Enlisted in the Army: 17 August 1914
Unit: No. 6 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from an Aircraft Accident, England, 28 August 1918, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Leighterton Church Cemetery, Leighterton, Gloucestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Peter and Rose Elizabeth Howard Jefferys, of the Railway Station, Kuring-gai, New South Wales
Place of Association: Ku-ring-gai NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Berowra War Memorial, Berowra NSW

On 28 August 1918, Cadet Jefferys was fatally injured in an aircraft accident at Minchinhampton.  Avro aircraft D/6 in which he was flying solo collided with another aircraft over the airfield during circuit training and both machines crashed out of control.  The name of the pilot of the second aircraft is not given in the record and he was not killed in the accident.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, JEFFERYS ERNEST HOWARD
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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