Corporal Jeffrey Tearle
Serving Soldiers' Biographies
Corporal Jeffrey Tearle 3/6459 Bedfordshire Regiment
Jeffrey was born in Summerleys in 1890 Eaton Bray to parents George Tearle a Labourer from Edlesborough and Sarah Jane nee Horn a Straw Plaiter from Ivinghoe Aston. Father George died in 1898 leaving Sarah to bring up 5 sons and a daughter.
Jeffrey worked on the land and in 1911 is seen as a Labourer Machining Corn.
By the time war broke out the family had moved to Alfred Street Dunstable. Jeffrey volunteered and joined the Bedfordshire Regiment on 11th September 1914 and sent to France and made Corporal.
He was killed in action on 31st October 1914 on what was described as a day of minor engagements.
Back home in Dunstable Jeffrey’s death was reported in the Dunstable Gazette.
(Source Dunstable History Society)
"Cpl Jeffrey Tearle of Alfred Street had been killed by a bullet on November 1st. His mother had still not been informed officially but had learned of his death in letters from his friends who were at the front with him".
Commemorated on La Touret Memorial Pas de Calais France Panel 10 and 11