Private Jean (John) Carreau
2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment
Born at St Brieuc, Cotes-du Nord. Resident at Jersey.
Killed in action, aged 22 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Wednesday 31 May 1916
Relatives of Private Carreau Wanted. A
recent War Office list of balances due to next-of-kin
of deceased soldiers contains the following "Carreau,
Private J, 2nd Devonshire Regiment £15.9s.0d."
This was noticed by Private A Buesnel of 21st Middlesex
Regiment who writes to us stating that Private Carreau
was killed in action last year. They were playmates
at the Home for Boys and Private Buesnel thinks that
the deceased soldier's brother is still in the Island,
though his parents are believed to be dead. Private
Carreau enlisted in the Devons whilst they were in Jersey
and no doubt his brother will come forward to claim
the amount due to him.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record