Roll of Honour Leonora (Nora) Jeffreys

Leonora (Nora) Jeffreys ATS


On behalf of the 1944 Alliance Normandy-Market Garden, it is with the deepest regret and a heavy heart we inform you of the death of our dear sister WWII Veteran Leonora (Nora) Jeffreys who died at home, early hours of Sunday18th September 2022, seventeen days short of her 102nd birthday,

May we all convey our sincere condolences, and our thoughts and prayers now to Lyn, Nora’s next of kin who lives in New Zealand, also to Nora’s distant family and many, many friends, Nora was widowed quite a few years ago, Nora’s husband served in the Royal Artillery and Nora served in the ATS attached to the  Royal Artillery, Nora  became a very active member of many organisations and associations, she enjoyed the meetings, and the organised trips to Holland, Normandy, Belgium, and trips at home including Weymouth AF/Veterans weekends, Nora enjoyed the camaraderie and support she had from the many associations, including, and especially the 1944 Alliance Normandy-Market Garden, and of the Federation of Birmingham Ex- Service Associations, Royal Artillery Association, Birmingham branch, National Service Veterans Association, WRAC Association, Birmingham branch, to name but a few. Unfortunately all these activities had to come to an end due to Nora’s age, health and mobility problems, We miss her.  May we, on behalf of The 1944 Alliance Normandy-Market Garden offer our condolences to all the many Associations, and to all members, we offer the prayer below for all family and friends from our chaplain.

“Heavenly Father, you are closer to us than we are to ourselves and know the secrets of our hearts. Look with compassion on all who find it difficult at this moment. We give thanks to you for the life you have given to our friend, Nora, We thank you for the talents she had and used for your service, and we thank you for the influence of her life, take the words of your servant and the expressions of love of friends to comfort Nora’s family members and strengthen them for the days ahead, relieve them of their hurt and pain, enable them to live with their feelings, knowing that we all are gathered together in love, whether in this world or the next, and accepted through your son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Dear Nora, our dear friend may you now Rest in Eternal Peace, in the care and protection of our dear Lord, Jesus Christ.                                                                        Rest in Peace, Amen.

Chaplain: Jill Williams, 21/09/2022, 1944 Alliance Normandy-Market Garden, Federation of Birmingham Ex-Service Associations, and of the National Service Veterans Association,

The funeral service for wwll veteran Leonora (Nora) Jeffreys, age 101yrs. ATS, form-up 12:30 for 13:00 service at St. Hilda’s Church. Warley Woods. 269, Abbey Road, Smethwick, B67 5NQ on Wednesday 5th October 2022, (Nora’s 102nd birthday), after Nora’s church service Nora will be taken to Sandwell Valley crematorium for committal service with no-one in attendance,

Peter Lloyd


1944 Alliance Normandy-Market Garden