Private Lusignan Ernest Jeffery

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

3 Sep 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat trade worker


A. Hucklesby & Co, George Street, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

61 John Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 26th October 1916
Pte Lusignan Ernest Jeffery


Pte Lusignan Ernest Jeffery, 26047, 9th Loyal North Lancs Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on September 3rd, 1916. He was aged 25.

Born in Banbury, Oxon, in 1891, he worked for hat firm A. Hucklesby and Co, George Street, Luton, before enlisting in the Bedfordshire Regiment in February 1916. He was transferred to the Loyal North Lancashires and was attached to the Manchester Regiment on the Somme. Comrades at first reported him wounded and the War Office notified that he was missing.

Pte Jeffery was the son of Fanny (Frances) and the late George Jeffery. He had married Alice Eleanor Tuffnell in Luton earlier in 1916, his young widow living at 61 John Street, Luton, with her parents and family.

It was not until August 1917 that Lusignan's mother, living at 12 Buxton Road, Luton, was told officially that he was presumed killed. Her son had been a successful pigeon-fancier in Luton, and had gained several successes in the Luton Colombarium Society in 1910.


Individual Location

Pte Lusignan Ernest Jeffery

Author: Deejaya

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