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Blanchet, J B

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial, France, Somme

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


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Jean Baptiste Blanchet

Rifleman Jean Baptiste Blanchet
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

1914-15 Star

Killed in action at Guillemont/Ginchy, aged 21 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 2 September 1916

More Gallant Jerseymen. We are pleased to add that in addition to the members of the Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles whose names have already been mentioned as receiving a Parchment signed by the Divisional Commander for bravery, Rifleman J Blanchet has received the coveted distinction. He is the nephew of Mr Plevin of Les Vaux, St Lawrence.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 20 September 1916

List of Jersey Casualties in Royal Irish Rifles: Missing Believed Killed: Rifleman J B Blanchet