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Jeffries Estate : 07-September-2014
Jeffries Estate : 07-September-2014

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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.

Location

Address:Brunker Road & Bullecourt Circuit, Adamstown, 2289
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.938978
Long: 151.724993
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th April, 2005
Front Inscription

Clarence Jeffries Estate
Named in honour of 
Captain Clarence Jeffries VC
unveiled by
The Hon Teresa Gambaro 
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence
26 April 2005


Estate development by Defence Housing Authority
  Defence Housing
   Authority

Source: NRWM, MA
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