John George Alexander Jeffrey MC


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John George Alexander Jeffrey MC b.3 March 1895 at 14 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh d.21 June 1950 at Wyndley, Deepdene Park Road, Dorking [picture]

Son of John Jeffrey b.23 June 1859 d.1930 and Jeannie Bryce Smith d.11 April 1895. More information

Married 5 November 1926 at the Cantonment Church, Rangoon Beatrice Jane Bailey b.9 October 1893 at 16 Union Street, Aldershot, Hampshire d.14 September 1972 [picture], daughter of Charles Edwin Bailey b.1862 at Grenstein Farm, Mileham, Norfolk d.4 March 1895 (death certificate), Draper Master and Jane Frances Rattle (birth certificate). There is a baptism certificate for Beatrice dated 30 April 1911 from Saint Columba's Church (of Scotland), Pont Street, Belgravia, London.

They had the following children:

F i Pauline Clare b.19 April 1931 at 21 Bentinck Street, London W1.
Married Reverend Richard Jeans b.1923 d.1986.
M ii John

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Lieutenant John George Alexander Geoffrey was awarded the Military Cross (Gazetted 26 July 1918) "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He held an important position for three hours under very heavy machine-gun barrage and artllery fire, until almost surrounded by the enemy. Later, when the support company came into action, he co-operated on the left flank of the attack. He organised the consolidation of his company, placing Lewis guns and snipers, who harassed the enemy in his effort to dig in on the ridge".

John George Alexander lived at Lindens, Church Road, Essex before his death.

Beatrice Jane Bailey's family came from Grenstein Farm, Mileham, Norfolk (map reference 589511,319027), tenants of the Holkham Hall estate, Wells-next-the-Sea. Their records are said to be all in the church records at Mileham. The farm is now owned by the Ellis family.

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John George Alexander Jeffrey MC b.3 March 1895 at 14 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh d.21 June 1950 with his sister Jean Jeffrey

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Beatrice Jane Bailey b.9 October 1893 at 16 Union Street, Aldershot, Hampshire d.14 September 1972

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Beatrice Jane Bailey

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Notes on sources

Anderson family tree

Information is largely taken from the book 'The Andersons of Peterhead'. This was based on the records made by John Anderson 1825/1903 [VIII 32], known as 'China John'. This was brought up to date in 1936 by Cecil Ford Anderson [X 17] and Agnes Donald Ferguson [CS 45 X b]. Many photographs were taken and compiled in an album by Olive Edis (daughter of Mary Murray, daughter of Andrew Murray (2) of Aberdeen).

Forrest family tree

Iain Forrest kindly supplied material to update the Forrest family (progeny of William Forrest) details and corrections to both Janet Innes Anderson's and Alexander Murray's death dates.

Hibbert family tree

The information is largely taken from a tree compiled by F.B. (she knows who she is!) with extra material found by the author.

Murray family tree

The 'Genealogical Table showing various branches of the Murray family', from which this information was taken, was prepared by Alexander Murray of Blackhouse, extended by Andrew Murray - advocate - Aberdeen circa 1880 and further extended by Arthur Murray Watt 1972. The generational notation is the author's.

Pike family tree

Information from family sources as well as 'Burke's Landed Gentry' 1875

And the rest

Thanks also to all who have written in with information, advice, help and, most importantly, corrections.

John Hibbert 2001-2010

4 February, 2010