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Name: Charles Hubert Jeffs
Military Cross (MC) Charles Jeffs
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 56
Victories: 5
Born: 11 June 1895
Place of Birth: Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 1974
Place of Death: Hampshire, England
With the Border Regiment, Charles Hubert Jeffs was promoted to Second Lieutenant (on probation) on 8 June 1916. After he was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps, he scored five victories before he was downed and captured on 5 October 1917. His S.E.5a was shot down by Bruno Loerzer of Jasta 26.

Listed in some sources as Charles Hugh Jeffs.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 22 Aug 1917 0615-0715 56 S.E.5a (B524) Albatros D.V (DES) Gheluvelt
2 06 Sep 1917 0700-0730 56 S.E.5a (B524) Albatros D.III (DES) E of Poelcapelle
3 10 Sep 1917 1740-1845 56 S.E.5a (B524) Albatros D.III (OOC) Gheluvelt
4 14 Sep 1917 0845-0915 56 S.E.5a (B524) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Houthoulst Forest
5 29 Sep 1917 1750-1810 56 S.E.5a (B524) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Staden

1 Shared with Capt Gerald Maxwell, Lt Robert Sloley, Lt H A Johnston (B12), Lt R W Young (A8946), Lt R J Preston-Cobb (B527)
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