Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Jaffé, Joseph

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to Somerset Light Infantry

Biography: Son of David Jaffé, storekeeper, Addo Station, Cape Colony ; born Shavli, Russia, 6 July 1888 ; entered the University as a student in Medicine, summer session, 1908, and graduated M. B., 1913. He returned to South Africa and set up in general medical practice at Addo Station ; this however he carried on for only a short time. Jaffé was one of those who came from the other end of the world to fight for King and country. In May 1916 he obtained a commission in the R.A.M.C. and was promoted Captain in May 1917. He was attached as Regimental Medical Officer to the Somerset Light Infantry, went abroad in May 1916 and saw service in India, Egypt and France. He was killed in action in France on 1 August 1918.

Date of Death: 01 August 1918

Burial Details: Buried at Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Plot 1A, Row B, Grave 2.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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