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Ching, W A

Tyne Cot Cemetery and  Memorial

Tyne Cot Memorial & Cemetery, Belgium

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 9 January 1918

Commemorated on St Martin's Parish Memorial


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Wilfred Arthur Ching

Private Wilfred Arthur Ching
1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment

Youngest son of George William and Mary Ann Ching, of St Martin's Post Office, St Martin, Jersey. Joined up in May 1917. Initially reported as missing, but later assumed to have died on the 4th October 1917.

Died of wounds, aged 20 years.


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 5 November 1917

Jersey Soldier Missing. We regret to learn that Mr G W Ching of St Martins Post Office has received official news that his son, Private Wilfred Ching of the 1st Hampshires, was reported missing after an engagement on 4 October. We trust that satisfactory news will shortly be received.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 10 January 1918

Roll of Honour. Yet another Jerseyman serving in the Hampshire Regiment, Private Wilfred Arthur Ching, made the supreme sacrifice during the heavy fighting on 4 October 1917. This soldier, who was only 20, was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs G W Ching of St Martins Post Office. He joined up in May last and was reported missing on 4 October, the sad news has, however, now come through that he was killed in action on that date. We tender the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.