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Roland Gordon Jefferis

Ralph and Gordon Jefferis portrait - No known copyright restrictions

Ralph and Gordon Jefferis portrait - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roland Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Jefferis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Rowland Gordon Jefferis AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/2957 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Otiake, North Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Rowland Jefferis (father), Otiake, North Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/2957 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of typhoid AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Roland Jefferis was the son of Rowland and Mary Jefferis, of Torridge St., Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand. Born at Flag Swamp.

    "The Warrimoo Washout". Troopship magazine of HMNZT 34; contains a obituary notice as follows: "Roll of Honor. For King and Country. It is with the sincerest grief we have to announce the death of 8/2957 Pte Gordon Jefferis, 20 Platoon, D Company, 7th Reinforcements, which occurred after a brief illness on the morning of 2nd November. The deceased was extremely popular in his Company and combined the qualities of a good soldier and true comrade so essential to us all at this present time. To his brother, Ralph, who is also on board, and to his parents, we desire to tender our heart felt sympathy in their sad bereavement knowing that this grief is shared by men of all ranks on board Transport 34. The burial took place on the afternoon of the same day, a most impressive service being conducted by Chaplain Captains McLean and Grigg. The body was consigned to the deep with full military honors, the firing party being composed of members of deceased's own section." AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 2 November 1915 AWMM
      Age 26 AWMM
    • 2 November 1915 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 26 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay Memorial Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block S, Plot MP AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald 20 November 1915, p9. Roll of Honour - Died of Disease (typhoid) and buried at sea. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Otago Provincial Memorial, Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 366 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: 20 November 1915, p9. Roll of Honour - Died of Disease (typhoid) and buried at sea. AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM

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