Corporal Henry James Catelinet
6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Eldest son of James Thomas and Annie Catelinet, of
1, d'Auvergne Cottages, Aquila Rd., St. Helier, Jersey.
One of two brothers
who both fell.
Killed in action, aged 22 years.
Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening
Post of Tuesday 24 April 1917
Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial
and on St Mary's Parish Memorial
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Monday 23 April 1917
Roll of Honour. One of the few remaining
Jerseymen who were serving with the Dorset Regiment,
then commonly known as the "Jerseys", at the
outbreak of war has made the supreme sacrifice. The
soldier, Corporal H Catelinet, left for France with
the first Expeditionary Force and was Battalion Signaller.
The good services he rendered were highly praised by
his Commanding Officer who, when he was wounded early
last year, wrote to Jersey stating that he had been
kept on Special Duties owing to his devotion to duty
and had, thus been debarred from promotion. He was in
hospital for a time in Cardiff, his mother, who resides
at Claments Yard, Seaton Place, being given special
permission to travel over to visit him. On recovery
he was keen on returning to France and was eventually
attached to the 6th Dorsets as Corporal. Letters sent
from Jersey on 17 March were returned marked "Hospital
- present location uncertain" and the mother
has now received the sad information that the Corporal
died of wounds received in action. The late Corporal,
who has scores of friends locally, was only 21. We tender
the bereaved family our sincere sympathy.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record