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D'Auvergne, F A P

Trois Arbres Cemetery

Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France Nord

Son of Mr. F. O. and Mrs. A. J. D'Auvergne, of Northdale, St. Ouen, Jersey.

Educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Roll no. 3201

Killed in action, aged 24 years


Inside St Ouen's Church, Jersey


Monkton Combe Junior School in Combe Down, Somerset
Roll of Honour




NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 29 April 1918

Lieutenant F A P d'Auvergne Missing. We regret to hear that Mr F O d'Auvergne of St Ouens has received official news that his son, Lieutenant d'Auvergne of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, is reported missing. There are however very strong hopes that the Lieutenant was taken a prisoner of war by the Germans and we trust that the anxious parents will receive favourable news very shortly.



Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Francis Arthur Payne D'Auvergne

Lieutenant Francis Arthur Payne D'Auvergne
1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry

Francis Arthur Payne D'Auvergne

Family memorial in St. Ouen's churchyard, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 9 August 1918

Roll of Honour. During the day yesterday Mr & Mrs F O d'Auvergne of Northdale, St Ouens received an official communication stating that their son, Lieutenant Francis A P d'Auvergne of the Royal Guernsey Battalion, who had been posted as missing after a severe engagement on 12 April last, is now presumed to have been killed on that date. The deceased officer, who was only 23, was Mr & Mrs d'Auvergne's only child, and was a promising officer who had hosts of friends in the Island. Originally attached to the West Battalion RMIJ and later to the Garrison Battalion, he subsequently joined the Guernsey Overseas Battalion with several other Jersey officers and was proving himself a most capable officer when his career was so prematurely closed. To the bereaved father and mother the deepest sympathy will be extended, the blow they have sustained is indeed a heavy one but it must be some assuagement of their grief to know that their son died in the service of his King and Country.