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

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The Clarence Jeffries housing Estate 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
Long: 151.724993
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th April, 2005
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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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