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Le Messurier, C C

New Munich Trench British Cemetery

New Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France Somme

Son of Alfred Noel and Louisa Arabella Le Messurier of 14 Clarendon Road, St Helier, Jersey. Husband of Winifred Lucy Le Messurier, of 16, Hungerford Rd., Camden Rd., Holloway, London.

Killed in action, Aged 32 years


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 24 November 1916


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 24 November 1916

Roll of Honour. We regret to report the death, which has taken place in action, of 2nd Lieutenant Cecil Cooper Le Messurier of the Bedford Regiment. The gallant officer was the third son of Mr A N Le Messurier of 14 Clarendon Road, and gave up a promising career to serve his King and Country and had been in France for some time. We tender the bereaved family our sincere condolences.


Cecil Cooper Le Messurier

Second Lieutenant Cecil Cooper Le Messurier
6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment

1914-15 Star

Cecil Cooper Le Messurier was born at Newport, Isle of Wight in 1884, the son of Guernsey born Alfred Noel Le Messurier, a retired civil servant, and his wife Louisa Arabella. He originally enlisted in the 15th Battalion, London Regiment and was a Sergeant before being commissioned in the Bedfordshire Regiment on 20 October 1915. He married Winifred Lucy Jarrett in 1916 probably just before joining the 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment in France.

2nd Lieutenant Le Messurier was killed in action on 15 November 1916, aged 32. The war diary of the 6th Battalion states that on 15 November 1916 the battalion attacked Munich Trench with the rest of 112th Brigade and 4 officers were killed.



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