Born at Bury, Lancashire, England. CoE. Enlisted 11 June 1917, age 18. Blacksmith striker. Nok father, Tom Jefferson, Blackboy Hill Camp, WA and mother, Elizabeth Jefferson, Orlando St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Albany 23 July 1917 per Port Melbourne. Wounded in France on 4 July 1918. RTA 18 July 1919 per Takada. Service medals: BWM and VM.