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Cauvain, H B

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial, France, Somme

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Posts of Wednesday 20 September 1916 & Monday 9 October 1916

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

CWGC lists as"Canvain"
Medal index card shows "Cauvain"

Harry Canvain

Rifleman Harry Bennet Cauvain
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

1914-15 Star

Born at Guernsey. Enlisted at Jersey. Son of Peter & Josephine Cauvain of New Street, St Helier. Resident of St Helier, Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 31 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 20 September 1916

Roll of Honour. Mrs Cauvain of La Motte Street last evening received a letter informing her that her husband, Rifleman Harry Cauvain of the Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action on 9 September during the heavy fighting. The deceased, who prior to joining up was employed as a plasterer by Mr C Cabot of Belmont Road, leaves a widow and 5 children. We offer them our sincere sympathy.