Appendix V. – H.Q. 29th Divisional Artillery – September 1917.
29th DIVISIONAL ARTILLERY
List if Immediate Awards made to N.C.Os. and Men during Sept 1917
Unit No. Rank & Name Action
“B” Battery R.H.A. 49124 Corporal About 12.45 a.m. on the night of the John William 22nd/23rd August, 8 light horse teams
JEFFORD. arrived at the Battery positions to move the guns forward. While the guns were being limbered up a heavy barrage of gas shell was opened on the Battery position. Orders were at once given to get all the horses away as shells were dropping amongst the teams. Corporal JEFFORD was hit by a piece of shell in the face, which smashed his box respirator. In spite of his wound and the fact that he had no gas mask he continued to cheer on his drivers and got the teams unhooked and away. He continued to cheer on his drivers and got the teams unhooked and away. He refused to go to the Dressing Station until all the horses were clear and even then only when given a direct order to do so. I consider that by his coolness and courage Corporal JEFFORD materially helped to get the horses away without casualties.
Awarded Military Medal