BRELADE, JERSEY WAR MEMORIAL
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memorial commemorates the residents of Saint-Brélade who were
killed or missing in World War I and World War II and is located at
the western end of the bay next to the church and adjoining graveyard
in St. Brealde, Jersey. It takes the form of a four sided column made
from granite with a decorative, rounded, top, standing on a stwo-stepped
base; the names are inscribed on one face. There are 24 names listed
for World War I, 12 names for World War II and one for Northern Ireland.
OF THE MEN
190818, Labour Corps. Died Wednesday 3rd July 1918. Aged 21. Born
St Owens, Jersey, enlisted Fort Regent, Jersey. Son of John Alexandre
and Charlotte M. Perree, his wife, of 60, Don Rd., St. Heliers.
Jersey. Formerly 393, Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion (Militia).
Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais,
France. Grave V. C. 43.
H.M.S. "Waterwitch", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed while
in passage in H.M.S. "Lowain", ship sunk, Sunday 20th
January 1918. Aged 42. Son of Edward Le Couteur Bisson, of Jersey,
Channel Islands; husband of Clarisse Maud Bisson, of 92, Siebert
Road, Westcombe Park, Blackheath, London. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH
NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 29.
Regiment d'infanterie. Died 6th May 1916 Binarville, Marne (51),
France. Born 1st November 1892, Trelevern, Côtes-d'Armor (22),
Brittany, France. Son of Jean Marie and Marie Le Damany. Buried
Vienne le Chateau, Marne (51), France. Grave no:1900. Unmarried,
Regiment d'artillerie à pied, Died 5th October 1915 Souain,
Marne (51), France. Born 17th October 1885, Kermaria-Sulard, côtes-d'Armor
(22), Brittany, France. Son of Jean Marie and Marie Le Damany. Married
to Marie Marguerite Gosselin with 3 children. Buried Souain-Perthes-Les
Hurlus (la Crouée), Marne (51), France. Grave no:3/784.
1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died on Monday 24th August 1914.
Aged 25. Son of Ernest and Maud Briard, (nee de Gruchy), of Bulwark
House, St Aubins, Jersey. Commemorated in ELOUGES COMMUNAL CEMETERY,
Dour, Hainaut, Belgium. Special Memorial C. I.
from British Army, Bond Of Sacrifice: Officers Died In The
Great War 1914-1916, Volum 2, page 55:
ERNEST FELIX VICTOR BRIARD, 1st BATTN. THE NORFOLK REGIMENT,
born at St. Helier's, Jersey, was a son of the late Captain Ernest
Briard, Royal Jersey Artillery, and of Mrs. Briard, Bulwark House,
St. Aubin's, Jersey, and a grandson of William Laurence de Gruchy,
Barrister-at-Law, Gray's Inn.
He was educated at Victoria College, Jersey, and at Felsted. While
at the latter he got his colours for cricket, football, and fives.
Afterwards he entered the R.M.C., Sandhurst, and in February,
1909, he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Norfolk Regiment,
and was posted to the 1st Battalion, becoming Lieutenant in the
following November. While he was stationed at Aldershot he played
hockey for the Army against the Navy and against Oxford University.
Captain Briard, who was promoted to that rank in June, 1915, was
reported " missing " in the first casualty list published
after Mona, and then " wounded and prisoner." Later
this was found to be a mistake, and further information proved
that he was killed in action while leading his platoon on the
withdrawal from Mons on the afternoon of the 24th August, 1914,
between Dour and Elouges, in Belgium.
from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2,
ERNEST FELIX VICTOR, Capt., 1st Battn. (9th Foot) The
Norfolk Regt., eldest s. of the late Capt. Ernest Briard,
Royal Jersey Artillery, by his wife, Maud Irene (Bulwark House,
St. Aubin's, Jersey), dau. of William Laurence de Gruchy, Barrister-at-Law
; b. St. Helier's, Jersey, 4 Oct. 1888 ; educ. Victoria
College, Jersey ; Felsted School, and the Royal Military College,
Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Norfolk Regt., 6 Feb. 1909 ; promoted
Lieut. 24 Nov. following, and Capt. 10 June, 1915 ; served with
the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 17 Aug, 1914
; was reported wounded and missing after the fighting near Mons
on the 24th, and is now assumed to have been killed in action
on that date. While at Foisted he was a Prefect ; a member of
the cricket and football elevens, also captain of the hockey team,
and, later, represented the Army at hockey against the Navy and
against Oxford University ; unm.
Lieutenant, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 25 February 1917. Aged 32.
Baptised St. Brelade. Issued Silver Badge No. 40 26 September 1916.
Resident 5 Cheapside, St. Heliers, Jersey, Channel Islands. In the
1891 census he was aged 7, born Jersey, a scholar, son of Alfred
and Jane Burton, resident Clarendon House, High Street, St Brelade,
Jersey, Channel Islands. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born
St Brelade, jersey, a Draper's Assistant, resident with his parents,
Alfred and Jane Burton, at Les Vaux, St Aubins, St Brelade, Jersey,
Channel Islands. Buried 1 March 1917 in ST. HELIER (ALMORAH) CEMETERY,
JERSEY, Channel Islands. Grave reference 8/23/C.
30805, 90th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home
Thursday 29th July 1915. Aged 35. Born St Peters, Jersey, enlisted
Jersey. Son of Elizabeth Challoner, of High St., St. Aubins, Jersey,
and the late John Challoner. Completed Eighteen years' service.
Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, London. Grave 3 "C." A.
1489, XVIII Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died Tuesday
2nd April 1918. Born St Aubins, St Helier, Jersey, enlisted Jersey.
Formerly 8691, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH
CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave I. G. 36.
8203, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday
16th November 1915. Aged 27.Born Newport, Monmouthshire, resident
Wellington, Somertset, enlisted Exeter. Son of John and Rose Cummings;
husband of Alice Clare Cummings (nee Pinglaux), of La Moie Cottage,
St. Brelades, Jersey. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY,
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29080, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds at home
Wednesday 3rd April 1918. Born and resident St. Brelade's, Jersey,
Channel Islands, enlisted St Peter's, Jersey, Channel Islands. Buried
in Northwest part of ST. BRELADE CHURCHYARD, Jersey, Channel Islands.
28770, Agricultural Company, Dorsetshire Regiment transferred to
(247528) 44th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died on Wednesday
3rd October 1917. Aged 49. Son of John and Harriet De La Haye, of
St. Brelade's Bay, Jersey; husband of Agnes A. De La Haye, of Bescar
Lodge Beaumont, Jersey. Buried in LODGE HILL CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM,
Warwickshire. Grave B10. 6. 473A
39360, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday
28th March 1918. Born St Brelade's, Jersey, Channel Islands, enlisted
Fort Reject, Jersey, Channel Islands, resident St Helier's, Jersey,
Channel Islands. Formerly 252, Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion.
Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
Laurence on CWGC and listed as DUVAL on SGDW] Private 1802, Royal
Guernsey Light Infantry, 1st (Service) Battalion, Channel Island
Militia. Killed in action Friday 12th April 1918. Aged 26. Born
Penang, Straits Settlement, Malaya, enlisted Jersey. Son of Peter
John and Emilie Marie Duval, of 107, Obelisk Rd., Woolston, Southampton.
Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut,
Belgium. Panel 11.
Seaman J/43933, H.M.S. "Hampshire.", Royal Navy. Died
on Monday 5th June 1916. Aged 18. Son of Philip Florent Foney and
Mary Angelina Alexandrinia Foney, of Mont Les Vaux, St. Aubin's,
Jersey. Native of St. Brelade's, Jersey. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH
NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 14.
31059, 5th Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on Tuesday
10th December 1918. Aged 29. Son of Philip and Mary Foney, of Mont
Les Vaux, St. Aubins, Jersey; husband of Vera Burgoyne. Buried 13
December 1918 in northwest part of ST. BRELADE CHURCHYARD, Jersey,
Channel Islands. Grave 500.
3219, 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action Tuesday
6th June 1916. Aged 23. Born St Saviour's, Guernsey, Channel Islands,
enlisted Guernsey, Channel Islands. Son of Abraham and Amelia Gavey.
Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Grave
I. K. 15.
GERALD AMBROSE GODDARD, Midshipman, H.M.S. "Queen Mary.",
Royal Navy. Died on Wednesday 31st May 1916. Aged 18. Born Cawnpore,
India. Son of Lt. Col. F. A. D'O. Goddard (late Royal Munster Fusiliers),
of 45, Warwick Rd., Earl's Court, London, and the late Evelyn Maud
Goddard. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel
97th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on Saturday 25th September
1915. Aged 28. Son of Christopher and Francis Heath, of Jersey,
Channel Islands; husband of Irene Margaret Heath, 28, Lansdowne
Place, Cheltenham, Glos. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas
de Calais, France. Grave VI. F. 1.
32821, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 3rd June
1917. Born St Brelade's, Jersey, Channel Islands, enlisted Jersey,
Channel Islands, resident St Peter's, Jersey, Channel Islands. Buried
in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Grave
IV. M. 57.
S/9464, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own).
Killed in action Friday 15th September 1916. Aged 21. Born Widnes,
Lancashire, enlisted Jersey, Channel Islands, resident St Aubins,
Jersey. Son of Robert and Ellen Jones, of Bulwarks, St. Aubin, Jersey.
Commemoarted on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face
16 B and 16 C.
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9251, 4th Regiment, South African Infantry. Died of heart failure
on Monday 9th April 1917. Buried POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY,
ATHIES, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III. J. 20.
6709, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died on Sunday 16th May
1915. Aged 33. Son of William James Le Cappelain, of South View,
St. Brelade's Bay, Jersey. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas
de Calais, France. Panel 39 to 41.
Royal Flying Corps. Died on Saturday 15th September 1917. Aged 19.
Born Jersey. Son of M. F. H. Le Gallais and J. Le Gallais, of 22,
Rue Louis Hymans, Brussels. Buried in the old ground, south of church,
ST. SAVIOUR CHURCHYARD, Jersey, Channel Islands.
Steward 3rd Class L/9275, H.M.S. "Ariel", Royal Navy.
Killed when the Destroyer was sunk by mine in North Sea 2 August
1918. Born 24 April 1899, in St. Helier, Channel Islands. Baptised
7 May 1899 in St helier, Jersey, son of Alfred Elias and Georgina
Harriet le Gros. Nephew of Mr Joseph Dickinson, of Fair View, St
Aubins Rd, St Aubins, Jersey C.I. Houseboy before enlisting. Height
5 feet 3 inches, chest 32 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh
complexion. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 12, born St Heliers,
Jersey, a boarder at Home For Boys, Gorey, Jersey. No known grave.
Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. panel 30.
Lecq John Richard
182521, Royalk Garrison Artillery. Died on Monday 8th APril 1918.
Aged 33. Husband of Ada Maud Le Montais of 13, Belmont Road St.
Hellier, Jersey. Commemorated on the Addenda Panel of POZIERES MEMORIAL,
the two Le Rossignols Copyright © Lara Pollard 2018
known by the English transalation as NIGHTINGALE] Born in St Brelades
17 July 1891. Brother of Wlfred (below), son of Mrs. Philip Le Rossignol,
of Cora Lodge, Bulwarke Hill, St. Aubins, Jersey, Channel Islands.
He emigrated to Canada along with his three brothers in the early
1900's. The brothers travelled freqently between Jersey and Canada.
(Walter Philip Le Rossignol and Edmund Theodore Le Rossignol were
the other two brothers - Edmund was also known in Canada under the
anglicized name of Nightingale). attested 23 July 1915 in Montreal,
Quebec, Canada into the battalion Canadian Overseas Expeditionary
Force. Regiment No 458150. F Served 60th Bn CEF (14 Months). He
served in France and suffered shrapnell wounds to the back, which
smashed his scapula and left him with shrapnel in his lungs in action,
2 June 1916 at Hooge during the Battle of Mont Sorrel whilst serving
with the 60th Battalion. He received medical treatment and was sent
to England and eventually sent home to Canada. He attempted to reattest
15 January 1918 in Canada but was rejected on medical grounds. He
died 5 November 1918 probaly in Grand River, Caspé, Quebec,
Canada. His cause of death is not known for certain but the fact
he was included on the War Memorial at St Brelade would indicate
his death was war related.
attestation papers list his profession as Clerk of General Stores,
resident Grand River, Caspé, Quebec, Canada. His mother
was Mrs. P. Le Rossignol, of Labey House, St Aubins, Jersey. He
was unmarried when he attested. Height 5 feet 5 inches, chest
36½ inches, weight 132 lbs, dark complexion, blue eyes,
dark brown hair; religious denomination Church of England. He
was aged 26 years 6 months when he was discharged. National Archives
of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5587 - 22
Wilfrid on National Archives of Canada also known by the English
transalation as NIGHTINGALE] Private using both 57701 and 920114,
14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died on Monday
2nd September 1918. Aged 24. (Served as NIGHTINGALE). Born 29th
January 1894 in Jersey. Brother of Edwin (above), son of Mrs. Philip
Le Rossignol, of Cora Lodge, Bulwarke Hill, St. Aubins, Jersey,
Channel Islands. At the time of first enlistment, 14th February
1916 in Vancouver, his next of kin is listed as his father, Mr P
Nightingale, Labeyhouse, Mint-Les-Beaux, St-al-Jersey. He was then
living at 900 Hastings Street, West, Vancouver, british Columbia,
Canada and was a single man, driver by trade. At this time he stated
having been 2 years in the Jersey Militia. He is recorded as being
age 22 years and a ½ month, height 5 feet 8 inches, girth
40½ inches, complexion ruddy, eyes blue, hair brown, religion
Church of England. He had a tattoo on on his right forearm of a
girl. He also had a wart in the centre of his back. His vision was
stated as 20/60 in both eyes. He was passed fit the first time 14th
February 1916 and served in the militia with the 55th Battalion,
Irish Candian Rangers. At the second enlistment, 2nd November 1916
in Montreal, he was living at The Kingston House, Craig Street,
Montreal and was now 22 years and 9 months. His father, Philip Nightingale
was still listed as next of kin living at Labey House, Mont Les
Vaux, St Aubins, Jersey. At this time his occupation was listed
as labourer and he was still a single man. His girth had reduced
to 39 inches, his complexion was now described as light and his
hair fair with an additional tattoo on his left forearm of a flag.
He was passed fit on the same day. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France. There are two sets of attestation papers
in the National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG
150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7334 - 24
Lieutenant, Central Flying School, Upavon, Wiltshire, Royal Flying
Corps and 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in a flying
accident flying in a Farman (Henri) H.F.20, aircraft serial number
2841, 30 May 1916; assumed to be caused by a sideslip close to
the ground, aircraft complete wreck. Aged 19. Son of Ernest P.
M. Le Sauvage, of The Lodge, Beaumont, Jersey. Mentioned in Despatches
(MiD). Buried in ST. BRELADE CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, JERSEY,
Channel Islands. Grave 612. See also Charterhouse
School, Godalming, Surrey
from Dundee Courier - Wednesday 31 May 1916, page 3 and
Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 31 May 191, page 4:
double aviation fatality happened at the Flying School, Upavon,
Wilts, early yesterday morning, when an officer and a mechanic
were flying a biplane.
officer was Lieut. Ernest Davis le Sauvage, Ist Dorchester Regiment,
attached to the school as assistant instructor. He was only nineteen
years of age, his home being at Beaumont, Jersey. The other man
was William John Woodland, second air mechanic, aged 28, married,
of Camden Street, Essex Road, Islington.
from Westerham Herald - Saturday 3 June 1916, page 8:
airmen were killed at the Flying School, Upavon, Wilts, early
on Tuesday morning, when an officer and a mechanic were flying
a biplane. The victims were Lieutenant Ernest Davis Le Sauvage,
1st Dorsetshire Regiment, attached to the school as assistant
instructor, and William John Woodland, second air mechanic.
from Somerset Standard - Friday 2 June 1916, page 2 and
Western Daily Press - Thursday 1 June 1916, page 8:
AIR FATALITIES IN WILTSHIRE.
were held on Wednesday at the Central Flying School, Upavon, on
the bodies of four victims of air fatalities at Upavon and Netheravon
on successive days. The two first were Lieut. Ernest Davis Le
Sauvage, Dorset Regiment, aged 19, assistant instructor at Upavon
Flying School, and William John Woodland, second air mechanic,
aged 28, married, of Camden-street, Essex-road, Islington.
second inquest was on the bodies of Flight-Sergt. Enos George
West, Wiled 22, and Second-Class Air Mechanic William Burlinson,
aged 28, both members of the Royal Flying Corps. All four bodies
were lying in the mortuary at the Central Flying School.
Eustace Grenfell, instructor at the school, deposed that Lieut.
Le Sauvage left the aerodrome at about 5.10 the previous morning.
He was acting as pilot in a Henri-Farman biplane, with Second-Air
Mechanic Woodland. It was a fine morning, but hazy. A crash was
heard a few minutes later, and a mechanic named Elijah Page was
sent out in the direction of Ludgershall. He found the machine
had fallen about half a mile from where it started. Lieut. Le
Sauvage was an experienced pilot.
James Keenan, the medical officer, deposed that both men suffered
from fractured skulls.
verdict of " Accidental death " was returned.
second Inquest was on the bodies of Sergt. West and Mechanic Burlinson.
First-Air Mechanic Henderson deposed that he saw Burlinson and
West start in a Maurice-Farman biplane at ten minutes to nine
that morning at Netheravon. It had been flown that morning, and
was in good condition.
jury returned a verdict of " Accidental death," and
the coroner expressed sympathy with the relatives.
from Western Gazette - Friday 02 June 1916, page 3:
AIR FATALITIES ON SALISBURY PLAIN.
BIPLANES FALL AT UPAVON AXD NETHERAVON.
Royal Flying Corps have had a melancholy addition to the death-roll,
resulting from the development of the science of aviation on Salisbury
Plain, Mr. F. A. P. Sylvester (coroner for Mid-Wilts) holding
inquests on four victims at Central Flying School, at Upavon,
on Wednesday afternoon. The first tragedy happened Tuesday morning,
when Lieut. Ernest Davies le Sauvage, of the Dorset Regiment,
attached to the Central Flying Corps as assistant instructor,
at the Central School Upavon, and Second-Class Air Mcchanic William
John Woodland, also the School, were killed through the fall of
Henri-Farman biplane. Lieut. Sauvage was between 19 and 20 years
of age, his home was Beaumont, Jersey. Woodland was 28 years of
age, married, with his home at Islington, London. The victims
in the second fatality, which happened on Wednesday morning, just
before ten o'clock, at Netheravon, were Flight-Sergeant Enos George
West, of the Royal Flying Corps, at Netherayon. aged 22, and Second-Class
Air Mechanic William Burkinson, also stationed at Netheravon.
Inquests on the bodies were held Wednesday, when the cvidence
showed that casualties were purely accidental, and a verdict was
from Chester Chronicle - Saturday 03 June 1916, page
J. A. COWLEY’S NEPHEW KILLED.
VICTIM OF FLYING ACCIDENT.
BRAVE BOY WHO WAS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES
is with extreme regret that we announce the death, as the result
of flying accident, of Lieut. Ernest Davis Le Sauvage, the nephew
of Mrs. J. A. Cowley, wife of the clerk to the Northwich Urban
Council. The accident happened at the Flying School, Upavon, Wiltshire,
and resulted in a double fatality, in which the young Lieutenant
and the second air mechanic, William John Woodland, were killed.
Lieut. Le Sauvage was only 19 years of age and, like his aunt,
was native of Beaumont, Jersey. He joined the Army when little
more than 17 and saw severe service in France. It will be remembered
that twelve months ago he was wounded in three places by shrapnel,
was mentioned in despatches by Sir John French for conspicuous
bravery at Hill 60, and, on being invalided home, spent ten days
with Mr. Cowley at Northwich. He was then second lieutenant. He
was attached to the Dorset Regiment, and since his recovery from
wounds was transferred to the Flying Corps, and acted as assistant
instructor at the Flying School. The accident occurred early Tuesday
morning, and the inquest on the bodies of the two unfortunate
aviators was held on Wednesday, when a verdict of “Accidentally
killed” was returned.
readers will join us in expressions of deep sympathy with Mr.
and Mrs. Cowley and Mrs. Cowley’s parents in the affliction
which has overtaken them. Lieut. Savage was a fine type of young
soldier, manly and brave, and, having gone through many engagements,
it sad to think that he has lost his life in another branch of
was stated that the accident occurred on a havy (sic) morning,
and Lieut. Sauvarez (sic) was acting pilot of a biplane. A crash
was heard and the machine was found on the ground smashed to pieces.
No theory could bo offered as to the cause of the mishap.
[Spelt MARIAS on SDGW] Private 29481, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire
Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 4th August 1918. Enlisted Jersey,
Channel Islands, resident St. Brelade's, Jersey, Channel Islands.
is on the right in the picture above
Photograph copyright © Sabrina Landick 2012
and Ernest Marais
Photograph copyright © Sabrina Landick 2012
Able Seaman R/1565, Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division,
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died on Thursday 11th October 1917.
Aged 25. Son of Joseph Marais, of Grouville, Jersey. Buried in TRACK
"X" CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave B.
Photograph copyright © Sabrina Landick 2012
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1st Class J/55411, H.M.S. "Vanguard.", Royal Navy. Died
in an explosion on the ship on Monday 9th July 1917. Aged 16. Son
of A. L. Mauger. Formerly a porter at Millbrook railway station.
Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Column 21.
29258, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed
in action Thursday 4th October 1917. Born and resident St Aubins,
Jersey, enlisted Jersey. Son of Alfred James and Mary Louisa, of
St Aubin. Before the war he had worked at De Gruchy and was said
to be a promising organist at St Aubin’s Church. Commemorated
on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
80 to 82 and 163A
9310, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Tuesday
8th December 1914. Aged 24. Born and resident St Helier's, Jersey,
enlisted Jersey. Son of William and Margaret Nolais of St Aubin;
husband of Gertrude Eileen Nolais, of 20, Wellesley Terrace, Simon
Place, St. Heliers, Jersey, Channel Islands. Native of Jersey. He
had had received a commission the day he was wounded when serving
out ammunition. He was sent to a hospital in Rouen, where his arm
was amputated. His wife of a few months travelled to Rouen to be
with him. As his condition become more serious his parents also
decided travel to Rouen to be with him, but he died of his wounds
before they arrived. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime,
France. Grave A. 2. 9.
48531, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment).
Died at home 26th November 1918. Aged 33. Born St Barnabas, Jersey,
Channel Islands, enlisted and resident Jersey, Channel Islands.
Son of John Frederick Poignand; husband of Louisa Brideax (formerly
Poignand), of Newmarket, St. Peter's, Jersey. Buried at AYLESFORD
(SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Kent. Grave 8.
POINGDESTER on CWGC] Stoker 1st Class, SS/115094, H.M.S. "Queen
Mary.", Royal Navy. Died Wednesday 31st May 1916. Aged 21.
Son of Mary Pomroy (formerly Poingdester), of Clysdale, St. Jacques,
Guernsey, and the late Philip Poingdester. Born in Jersey. Commemoarted
on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 19.
31193, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds Sunday
11th August 1918, or shortly after. Aged 22. Born St Brelade's,
Jersey, Channel Islands, enlisted Fort Regent, Jersey, resident
St Helier's, Jersey, Channel Islands. Son of John Alexandre Potier,
of Jersey. Buried in BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France.
Grave III. A. 17.
162637, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Thursday 28th
March 1918. Born St Brelades, Jersey, resident Jersey. Son of Phillip
& Ann Renouf of South View, La Pulente Road; husband of Marie
Louise Botrel, they had two children Alfred John and Natalie Louise
Renouf (Alfred was killed in World War 2 - see below). Commemorated
on POZIERES MEMORIALSomme, France. Panel 10.
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203390, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire
Regiment). Killed in action Sunday 22nd September 1918. Born and
enlisted Jersey, Channel Islands, resident St Helier's, Jersey,
Channel Islands. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de
Calais, France. Panel 7.
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4203, 7th Battalion, Royal irish Rifles. Died of wounds Thursday
18th May 1916. Aged 29. Born St Helier's, Jersey, Channel Islands,
resident Jersey, Channel Islands. Husband of Stella Turner, of "Hillside,"
St. Brelade's Bay, Jersey. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas
de Calais, France. Grave V. C. 87.
John Francis Vibert, Private 203471, 1st/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire
Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia Friday 21st December 1917.
Enlisted Jersey, Channel Islands, resident St Owen's, Jersey, Channel
Islands. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq.
Grave II. B. 11.
Vibert, Rifleman, 4363, 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles.
Killed in action Wednesday 6th September 1916. Born St Helier's,
Jersey, Channel Islands, enlisted Jersey, Channel Islands. Buried
in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Grave
Vibert, Rifleman 4380, 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died
Thursday 16th August 1917. Aged 23. Born St Helier's, Jersey,
Channel Islands, enlisted Jersey, Channel Islands. Son of George
Phillip Vibert, of 3, Elizabeth Villas, Tower Rd., Jersey, Channel
Islands. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162A and 163A
19463, 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died on Monday
10 February 1919. Aged 18. Son of William (a Sergeant In Wiltshire
Regiment) and Mary Ann Elizabeth Windebank, baptised 7 April 1901
in Salsibury, resident 6 Lavinia College Street, Milford, Salisbury,
St Martin. In the 1911 census he was agd 10, born Salsibury, at
school, resident with his mother, Mary Windebank, in 4, Nelson Cottages,
Kensington Place, St Helier Jersey, St Helier, Jersey. Buried 12
February 1919 in North-East part of main ground ST. BRELADE CHURCHYARD,
Jersey, Channel Islands. Grave 463.
WORLD WAR 1939-1945
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5110552, 6th (10th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers) Battalion,
Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died on Friday 10 September 1943. Aged
23. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 12.
Lieutenant 73053, 1 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died on Thursday
23rd May 1940. Aged 22. Son of Lt.-Col. John Lionel Romilly Carey,
D.S.O., formerly Royal Artillery and of Mary Gertrude Carey (nee
Dobson), of St. Brelades, Jersey, Channel Islands; husband of Dorothy
Margaret Carey (nee Shaw), of Bedhampton. Buried in ST. THOMAS CHURCHYARD,
BEDHAMPTON , Hampshire, north of Chancel.
908517, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Tuesday
11th March 1941. Buried in HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY, Zimbabwe.
European War Graves Plot. Grave 25.
Officer 33428, 18 Squadron (Bristol Blenheim I's). Died 21st March
1940 after taking off from Rosieres-En-Santerre he crashed near
Tangmere, on his way to Kemble, whilst making an approach to an
airfield. There were 2 survivors; he was the pilot. Aged 20. Son
of Lt.-Col. Henry Horne Hulton, and of Isobel Hope Millicent Hulton,
of Beaumont. Buried in the north of ST. BRELADE CHURCHYARD (behind
the memorial), JERSEY. Grave 452.
from Kent & Sussex Courier - Friday 5 July 1940
On 21 March
1940 the Blenheim L1427 of 18 Sqn RAF took off from Rosieres-en-Santerre
at 0800 hrs bound for Kemble via Tangmere. It crossed the English
coast East of Shoreham, disappeared into cloud over the hills
North of Brighton and, still in cloud, crashed on a hill-top known
as Jeffries Point, Portslade. The crash was witnessed by three
men who were working in a field a few yards from where the aircraft
first touched the ground. Gerald Winter, an agricultural worker
of the East Sussex Agricultural Committee, was one of these men.
The Blenheim caught fire on impact and travelled for a distance
of 300 yards coming to rest in a gorse bush on the side of the
hill. The grass and gorse caught fire from the point where it
first struck the ground to the point where it finally came to
rest. Winter immediately ran to the scene, and was informed by
Corporal Lapwood, one of the crew who had managed to extricate
himself from the wreckage, that there were still men inside. Winter
immediately extricated A.C.I Oultram. He then climbed into the
gun turret in an endeavour to locate the remainder of the crew.
He saw two figures at the front of the machine beyond his reach.
Climbing from the turret he tried with great gallantry to approach
the nose of the aircraft but was unable to do so owing to the
explosion of the ammunition and the intense heat of the flames.
Moreover, the gorse plantation in the middle of which the aircraft
had come to rest was also on fire. Winter was awarded the EGM,
later changed to a George Cross.
Plt Off Henry Stephen Penton Hutton (pilot) KIFA
Sgt Oliver William Dumbreck (observer) KIFA
LAC Oultram WIFA
Cpl G.E. Lapwood WIFA
5732285, 8th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. Died 5th August
1943 in Sicily. Aged 25. Born and resident Jersey. Son of Henri
L. D. and Maria E. V. Herauville, of St. Brelade, Jersey, Channel
Islands. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Grave III.
died on Monday 30th September 1940. Aged 60. Of La Moye, Jersey,
Channel Islands. buried in URBAN DISTRICT OF SHERBORNE, Civilian
War Dead, at North Road.
de la H
John Ranulph de la Haule MARETT, Lieut-Commander, H.M.S. Glorious,
Royal Navy. Died on Sunday 9th June 1940. Aged 40. Son of Robert
Ranulph Marett and of Nora Marett (nee Kirk), of Oxford; husband
of Johanna Maria Margharita Marett (nee Minoux), of Oxford. B.Sc.
(Oxon.). Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 36,
Seaman C/JX 210218, S.S. Oporto, Royal Navy. Died at sea 13 March
1943. Aged 35. Born 1 September 1907 in Jersey, Channel Islands.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Malzard; husband of Dorothy Louise Malzard,
of Abingdon, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM
NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 68, Column 1.
1763025, 945 (I.W.T.) Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died at
sea Sunday 5th November 1944. Aged 28. Born Jersey, resident Kent.
Son of Mrs. L. Rowe, of St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands and
Alfred John RENOUF listed above (WW1); husband of Belind Maud Renouf.
Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 3.
5437237, 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died
Friday 31st May 1940 during the France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40.
Aged 24. Born and resident Jersey. Son of Frank Stoodley and of
Lydia Annie Stoodley (nee Le Cappelain). Buried in DE PANNE COMMUNAL
CEMETERY, De Panne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 3. Row A. Grave
CONFLICTS - NORTHERN IRELAND
Devon and Dorset Regiment. Killed when his Land Rover was destroyed
by a landmine near the border at Freeduff near Newtownhamiliton
in South armagh. The vehicle was leading another Land Rover when
it was blown 20 feet in the air, setting fire to the wreckage. The
incident was one of a series that led the army to stop using road
patrols and change to helicopters 10th February 1972. Private David
Champ, aged 23, Devon and Dorset Regiment, was also in the same
vehicle and was also killed.
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