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3 Sep 1916
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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.