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A housing estate in Adamstown, Newcastle ,on part of the Bullecourt Barracks land, named in honour of Clarence Jeffries V.C.
Clarence Smith Jeffries VC (26 October 1894 – 12 October 1917) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. He was posthumously decorated with the Victoria Cross following his actions in the First Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War, in which he led several parties of men in an attack that eventuated in the capture of six machine guns and sixty-five prisoners, before being killed himself by machine gun fire.
|Address:||Brunker Road & Bullecourt Circuit, Adamstown, 2289|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.938978|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 26th April, 2005|
Clarence Jeffries Estate
Named in honour of
Captain Clarence Jeffries VC
The Hon Teresa Gambaro
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence
26 April 2005
Estate development by Defence Housing Authority