Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening
Post of Monday 13 March 1916
NEWS ITEM in Jersey
Evening Post of Thursday 25 March 1915
The current issue
of "The Victorian" states that unhappily there is no news as yet of
Lieutenant Briard though it was very early in the war that he was reported wounded
and a prisoner. Our great sympathy is with his mother in her prolonged suspense.
ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 13 March 1916
for His Country. It will be remembered that among the first list of casualties
was the name of Lieutenant Ernest Felix Victor Briard, 1st Norfolk regiment, who
was stated to be wounded and a prisoner. However no news has been received of
him by his anxious family and a day or two ago Mrs Briard received notification
from the War Office to the effect that Lieutenant E F V Briard had been killed
in action during the retreat from Mons on 24 August 1914.
War Office stated that they now have possession of his identification disc and
that two Privates, now Prisoners of War in the hands of the enemy, state that
they were with him on 24 August during the retreat from Mons and that he was killed
while leading his platoon between Dours and Elouges.
who was a pupil at Victoria College 1897-1900, was the eldest son of the late
Mr Ernest Briard and of Mrs Briard of Bulwark House, St Aubin and was well known
as a prominent member of the St Aubins Swimming Club. To the bereaved mother and
family we would tender our sincerest condolences.
of this promising young officer, who was but 25 years of age, will be a great
loss to the Country and to the Army and the name of Lieutenant Briard will be
added to the roll of those of Jerseys sons who have died for their Country.