Captain Jefferson was the only son of Thomas Elgie Jefferson (who owned a considerable amount of land on the Isle of Man) and Evelyn E. S. Jefferson, of Ballahott, Ballasalla, Isle of Man. He was the husband of Muriel Jefferson.
Jefferson served in the 3rd King’s Liverpool Regiment prior to joining the RAF and is reputed to have been the first Manxman to fly from England and land on the Isle of Man.
He was killed along with his passenger, Aaron Aaronsohn, (an agronomist and ardent zionist) when his de Havilland DH.4 (H5894) crashed into the English Channel off Boulogne in foggy weather.
The Harbour Master at Boulogne reported that a fishing boat heading for Boulogne had seen an aeroplane fall close by and the motor explode. They remained in the vicinity of the wreck for about an hour but saw no trace of the airman.
Captain Jefferson was laid to rest in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.
Rest in peace Sir and thank you for your service.
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