Officer's Steward 3rd Class George Auguste Dumond
Royal Navy. H.M.S. "Ghurka"
Son of Alphonse Francois and Celestine
Dumond, of 22, Seale St , St Helier, Jersey. Native
of St Peter Port, Guernsey. Brother of Private Alphonse
Dumond who also fell when 20 years of age. Prior
to enlisting he was an apprentice to Mr Warr of Bordage
and subsequently as a blacksmith at St Sampson's.
Drowned after his ship (destroyer) was
mined in the English Channel, 4 miles S.E. of Dungeness
buoy, aged 20 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Monday 12 February 1917
Roll of Honour. The official news was
received here yesterday that George Dumont, an officers
steward serving on a destroyer which was sunk by a mine
in the Channel last week, had lost his life in the disaster.
George Dumont was the son of Mr & Mrs A Dumont of
Seale Street and was an old boy of the Home for Boys.
He was 20 and had been in the Navy for 18 months. This
is the second loss the family have sustained during
the war, the eldest son having been killed during the
retreat from Mons. The sympathy of all our readers we
feel sure is extended to the parents in their sorrow,
the deceased having been a most dutiful and loyal son.