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Amiot, C F J

Arras Memorial

Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais

Commemorated on St Saviour's Parish Memorial, Jersey
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NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 26 October 1914

Loyal Jersey - More of its Sons Leave for Active Service. The number of young men who in response to Lord Kitchener's appeal are enlisting in the Army shows no sign of slackening locally. In fact there was a notable increase this morning when a number of Jerseymen left by the Mailboat to join the Regular Army. Amongst these was Mr Amiot who is joining the Royal Field Artillery.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Charles Francis John Amiot

Sergeant Charles Francis John Amiot
13th Battery, 17th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

1914-15 Star

Killed in action, aged 27 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 24 May 1917

Roll of Honour. Captain F Eggleton, Officer Commanding 13th Battery Royal Field Artillery has written to Mrs Amiot conveying the sad news that her husband, Sergeant C Amiot of the Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action on 24 April. The officer referring to the Sergeant states "He was commanding his detachment who were firing their gun at the time, when a shell burst close to him, death being almost instantaneous. I had known Sergeant Amiot for about a year in this Battery and I cannot say how grieved we all are to lose him. Only the day before he died the Major had been wounded and the latter recently said to me, referring to the strenuous time we were having, that Sergeant Amiot had been a tower of strength. He was an excellent soldier and very popular, he worked quietly and consistently and we are all the poorer for his death. As it was not possible to get a Chaplain at the time I read the committal prayer over him". The late Sergeant was 27 and was working at Paddington Station at the outbreak of war when he promptly volunteered. We tender to the widow and family our sincere condolences.