Born: 1900, Norwich, Norfolk.

Baptised: 23rd December 1900, at St. Michael the Archangel’s Church, Booton, Norfolk. Parents: Margaret & Solomon Jeffries, a commercial traveller, of Lenwade.

Died: 17th June 1940; age: 39; died when H.M.T. ‘Lancastria’ was sunk by enemy action near the port of St. Nazaire.

Residence: 2, Chesapeake Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Commercial Clerk.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: T/5932.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps, Heavy Repair Shop Motor Transport.


Memorial Reference:

Column 133.

Dunkirk Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Solomon & M.M. Jeffries, of Norwich; husband of Doris A. H. Jeffries, of Ipswich.




1901   155, Bridge Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire.


Reginald was 5 months old and living with his mother at the home of his paternal aunt & cousin.

Mary Ann Jeffries, 40, a Shopkeeper – at home, born Syleham, Suffolk.

Fanny Elizabeth Jeffries, 9, born Gorleston, Norfolk.

Mabel May Jeffries (nee Allen), 21, born Morton, Norfolk.


On the 1901 census Reginald’s father, Solomon Jeffries, 36, was a Traveller – Jewellery – own account. He was a visitor at the home of 48 year old, Patrick Healey, a Musician – 33, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.


1911   62, Stafford Street, Norwich, Norfolk.


Reginald was 10 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Solomon, 46, a Hawker – own account.

Mabel, 31.

Algernon George Jeffries, 8, born Northampton.


On the 13th December 1923, at Carton, Norfolk, 23 year old Reginald, a commercial clerk, of 62, Stafford Street, Norwich, married 17 year old Doris Agnes Chilvers, born February 1906, Oulton Board, Suffolk – daughter of George Chilvers, an iron moulder and Margaret Anna Chilvers (nee Mayes), of 95, Drayton Road, Norwich.

They had 4 children.



Reginald’s wife Doris, and their children were living at their family home – 2, Chesapeake Road, Ipswich.

Doris, unpaid Domestic Duties.

June Audrey L. Jeffries, a Cigarette Machinist, born June 1924, Norwich, Norfolk.

Joyce M.D. Jeffries, born 1926, Norwich.

John A.G. Jeffries, born 1928, Downham Market, Norfolk.

Jane M.R. Jeffries, born 1933, Ipswich.

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