AC AO (MIL) CVO MC (RETD) 1937 – 2020

A State Funeral for Major General the Honourable Philip Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) will take place at 11.00 am on Tuesday 29 December 2020 at the ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul, corner Robert Campbell Road and Miles Road, Duntroon ACT.

Major General Jeffery had over 60 years of dedicated service to his country including as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (2003-2008); Governor of Western Australia (1993-2000); and a distinguished career in the Australian Army (1953-1992).

Major General Jeffery had a lifelong passion for the land and the role farmers and Indigenous Australians played in caring for it. In retirement he was appointed Australia’s first National Soils Advocate. 

His legacy will continue to touch the lives of many especially through the leadership he gave in the fields of youth, education, civics, the natural environment and the recognition of the migrant contribution.

He was a man of great energy, faith, integrity and community who always put his country first.

This site will be updated with details for accessing the Funeral Service online in due course.

You are welcome to leave a condolence message here for Major General Jeffery’s family. It will be collated into a hardcopy book and presented to the family.

Leave a Condolence Message for Major General Jeffery’s family here

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