Rifleman Stephen Brint
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Son of Stephen Brint. Husband of Alice Maud Brint,
of 66, Roseville St., St. Helier, Jersey.
Killed in action, aged 40 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Wednesday 25 October 1916
Roll of Honour. It will be remembered
that when the list of casualties of the Jersey Company
was published last month the name of Rifleman Brint
appeared amongst those who were missing. Mrs Brint has
now received the following letter from Sergeant Major
J Le Breton, it reads
"Somewhere in France. 21/10/16.
Dear Mrs Brint, In reply to your letter which you sent
to OCD Company enquiring about your husband which has
been passed to me as I am about the only one who knows
anything about the Jersey Company as all our officers
are new to the Battalion, I wrote to you on 12 September
informing you of the death, but it appears that the
letter must have been lost. You are the sixth whose
letter has not reached them. Your husband was killed
in action on 9 September 1916 during the attack. He
was as fine a soldier as you could wish to meet and
I was proud to have such a fine man in my Company. Since
he has been with the Jersey Company he has been one
of the best and his loss is a great one to the Company.
On behalf of the NCOs and men please accept our deepest
sympathy in your great hour of trouble, as your loss
is one which cannot be filled. Hoping you and your family
are keeping as well as can be expected in your great
loss. I am yours sincerely, J LE BRETON, RSM"
Our deepest sympathy and that of all our
readers is extended to Mrs Brint in her bereavement.