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Byerley, J A W

Vermelles British Cemetery

Vermelles British Cemetery, near Lens.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 6 November 1915


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 6 November 1915

Roll of Honour. We regret to announce the death which took place in action on 10 October of Private James Byerley of the East Surrey Regiment, husband of Mrs Byerley (nee Laura Hunt) of Havre des Pas. This gallant soldier, who was a reservist employed by Ann Street Brewery at the outbreak of war, promptly responded to the call and had been at the Front since January last. The deceased was buried with full military honours the day following his death at Vermelles, France. To his widow and child we beg to tender our sincere condolences in their bereavement.




Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


James Alfred William Byerley

Private James Alfred William Byerley
7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment

1914-15 Star

Born at St. Brides, Monmouth.Resident at Jersey. Husband of Laura Byerley (nee Hunt) of 33 Havre des Pas, Jersey.

Killed in action.


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