Lemuel Albert Jeffries

Date of birth: 2nd April 1887
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment / Division: Royal Naval Reserve
Vessel: HMS P.17
Rank / Service No: Stoker, PO/8565/S
Died: 21st June 1918, aged 31 years
Buried: Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton (B.4.68)


Lemuel was the seventh of 8 siblings born to Abel and Mary Jeffries (nee Bessant), who married in Shirley on 13 July 1873.


Abel was born in Southampton on 18 July 1853 and he died in the city in 1929.

Mary was born in Ashurst in 1848 and she passed away in the city in 1931.



Caroline ELIZABETH   b. 23 April 1874   d. 1956 Southampton   Married Percy Charles Carter in Southampton in 1896.

Richard Ambrose William   b. 15 May 1876 Southampton   d. 1945 Winchester

Jessie Sarah   b. 5 September 1878 Southampton d. 1958 Southampton   Married Walter Potter in Southampton in 1899.

Frederick Abel N.   b. 1881 Southampton   d. ??   Married Lily Fegan in Southampton in 1933.

George Alfred   b. 27 December 1883 Southampton   d. 1948 Portsmouth   Married Lily Ethel Marlow in Southampton in 1907.

Joshua Arthur   b. 8 January 1885 Southampton   d. 1940 on Dunvegan Castle   Married Jane Horner in Southampton in 1904.

Lemuel Albert

Mary Jane F.   b. 1889 Southampton   d. ??   Married Albert James Ferry in Southampton in 1905. Married either William Thomas Smith or Albert Andrews in Southampton in 1908.



Lemuel was a crew member on HMS Attentive II but was lent to P.17, which was one of 44 patrol boats….P.17 was launched in 1916.


All that is known about Lemuel’s demise is that he died from “accidental injuries”.



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 4th October 2016


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