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Carré, J F

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Thiepval Memorial, France, Somme

Son of Peter Walter Carre, of La Villaize, St. Ouen's, Jersey. Husband of the late Alice Jane Carre (nee Turner).

John Francis Carré

The son of Peter and Alice Carre, of La Villaise, St Ouen.
Went to the front with the Jersey Company in December 1915.

Died of wounds during the fighting at Guillemont in September 1916, aged 21 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 7 October 1916

Commemorated on St Ouen's Parish Memorial, Jersey



Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


John Francis Carré

Rifleman John Francis Carré
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (Jersey Overseas Contingent)

1914-15 Star

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 9 October 1916

Memoriam Service for Corporal Luce and Rifleman Carre. A very large congregation was present at St Ouens Church yesterday afternoon when a most impressive memorial service was held for Corporal Edward Luce and Rifleman J F Carre, two gallant lads of the Jersey Company 7th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles who made the supreme sacrifice during the heavy fighting last month. Those present, in addition to the bereaved families with whom much sympathy is felt, included the Seigneur of St Ouen and most of the principal residents of the western district. The bell was tolled for some time before the service commenced and shortly after 3 o'clock a party of Boy Scouts carrying a draped Union Jack and Jersey flag marched slowly up the aisle and handed the Colours to the Rector, who placed them at each side of the altar. At the outset the Reverend J Pepin, Rector of St Ouens, stated that the service was in memoriam for the two soldiers mentioned above, there being some uncertainty as to the fate of Sergeant du Heaume, another loyal resident of St Ouen attached to the Jersey Company, the following telegram having been received from the War Office on Saturday "Regret no further information yet received concerning Sergeant du Heaume beyond wounded 6 September. Enquiry proceeding." The service opened with the singing of "O God Our Help" after which the Rector proceeded with the burial service, this being conducted in a manner impressive to a degree. The hymns "A Few More Years Shall Roll" and "Peace Perfect Peace" were also sung. The National Anthem having been sung Mr Allen, who was at the organ played Marche Funebre and the Colours having been returned to the standard bearers this brought a most memorable service to a close. Whilst extending our heartfelt sympathies to the families of Corporal Luce and Rifleman Carre, we also hope that favourable news will be received of the missing Sergeant.