Thursday, 2 June 2016

Luton Soldier’s Bravery at Dublin

South Staffordshire's Regimental Badge [Wikimedia]

Friday 2nd June 1916: Corporal Jeffrey, a Luton man serving with the 5th South Staffords, took part in the recent fighting in Dublin. Shortly after going into action the Sergeant of his Machine Gun Detachment was wounded. Corporal Jeffrey carried on, performing with great credit to both himself and his Battalion. Under fire from a number of snipers he rescued two wounded members of the 6th South Staffords, at great personal risk. After the action his detachment was personally thanked by General Maxwell, the Commanding Officer in Ireland.

Source: Luton News, 1st June 1916

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