Jeffreys Peter John Lt Col 44141
Name Jeffreys Peter John
Army number 44141
Rank Lt Col
Decorations MBE. OBE. DSO and Bar. Mentioned in Despatches.
Date of birth 18/11/1909 in London.
Unit Commissioned as a 2/Lt in The Durham Light Infantry 29/8/1929, Posted 1st Bn DLI 1930. Posted 2nd Bn DLI. Posted 6th Bn DLI 1/11/1938. Posted 140 Brigade HQ. Posted 70th Bn DLI 7/1942. Student at Senior Officers' School. Posted 10th Bn DLI 20/11/1942. Posted 61st West African Division 9/7/1943. Posted 5th West African Rifles. Posted War Office. Posted 1st Bn DLI.
Company/Battery Bn HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Adjutant 6 DLI 1/11/1938 to 9/1/1940. 2 i/c 6 DLI 9/1/1940. C.O. of 70 DLI. C.O. of 10 DLI.
Joined Brigade 20-Nov-42.
Promotions Lieutenant 29/8/1932. Captain 1/8/1938. Acting Major 9/11/1940 to 8/4/1940. Temporary Major 9/4/1940 to 21/8/1940. War Substantive Major 22/8/1940. Acting Lt Col 22/5/1940 to 21/8/1940. Temporary Lt Col 22/8/1940 to 31/8/1940.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 3/4/2003 aged 93.
Home address Educated Radley and Sandhurst. Married Philippa Stobart 1934.
Source table 10DLI
To listen to a detailed interview with Lt Col Jeffreys, conducted by Harry Moses for the Imperial War Museum's Sound Collection, please click here
To read his obituary in the Daily Telegraph, please click here.
Brigadier Jeffreys' medals are held in the Medal Room of the DLI Museum - to see the description please click here.