Interred in Bangor Cemetery.
Michael Henry Jeffares was born on the 29th April 1892 in Seskin, Co. Carlow, the son of Michael Henry Jeffares (aka Jeffers) and Catherine Jeffares nee Collier.
After school, Michael trained as a Chemist passing the Pharmaceutical License Examination in October 1915.
On 1st March 1917, he received a commission as Second Lieutenant in the 5th Batt., Royal Irish Rifles going to France in May 1917. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st September 1918.
His brother Richard who had previously served with the South African Police, was a Captain in the 4th Batt., Royal Irish Rifles and was killed on 6th October 1917.
After the war Michael returned to his career as a Chemist in New Ross and in 1924 married a Belfast girl, Rebecca Morrison.
JEFFARES – May 22, 1953, at his residence, Thornhill, 28 Osborne Park, Bangor, Michael Henry, loved husband of Rebecca Jeffares. Interred in Bangor Cemetry. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife and Family.
County Down Spectator, 30th May 1953.