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Amourette, E H

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Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais

Ernest Henry Amourette

Commemorated on St Lawrence Parish Memorial, Jersey
and St Peter (St Matthew) Roman Catholic Church Memorial, Jersey

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 26 April 1917


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 26 April 1915

From a Jerseyman with the Canadians. Mr Auguste Amourette of Mont a l'Abbe has received the following letter from his son, Ernest, who some years ago emigrated to Canada and who, as the letter shows, is doing his bit for the Old Country. The letter reads "Just a few words to tell you that I have enlisted to go to the War and expect to be sailing for England at any moment. I have been training now for five months. I would have joined the first contingent but the notice was so short that I could not go on account of business. I will try to go to Jersey so if you will leave your address at the Evening Post office I will know where you live and will see you before going to the Front". The writer was evidently not sure of his father's residence as the communication was addressed to St Helier and the postal authorities had some trouble to discover the proper destination.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Ernest Henry Amourette

Sergeant Ernest Henry Amourette
21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

1915-15 Star

Son of Auguste Marie Amourette and his wife Marie Guillou. From St Lawrence, Jersey. Served two years in Royal Jersey Militia

Killed in action aged 23 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 26 April 1917

Roll of Honour. The sad news has been received that another Jersey-Canadian was killed in action on 9 April last. The deceased soldier, Sergeant E Amourette of 21st Canadians, had been in France for some 19 months and was killed instantly, he being shot by a sniper during an attack on the German trenches. The officer of his Company in conveying the sad news states that the gallant Sergeant was loved by his men and respected by his officers for he was always ready and willing to do his duty and help others to do theirs. Sergeant Amourette, who would have been 24 in June next, was the son of the late Mr & Mrs Amourette of St Lawrence. He was in Jersey on leave at Christmas and the news of his death will be read with sorrow by his relatives and friends, to whom we tender our sincere sympathy.

The Jerseyman Who Fought With Canadians - BBC

Canadian attestation papers