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Courcoux, J H

Poelcapelle British Cemetery

Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 15 January 1918

Another Jersey Soldier Missing. We regret to learn that Private J Courcoux of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, son of Mrs Courcoux of 4 Val Plaisant, has been reported missing since 2 December 1917. We hope to shortly hear favourable news.


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 8 April 1918

Roll of Honour. Some time ago we stated that Private John Courcoux of the 2nd Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry was reported missing and we now announce with deep regret the sad new that the mother, Mrs Courcoux of 4 Val Plaisant, has received an official notification that her son was killed in action or died of wounds on or after 2 December 1917, the late soldier was 19. This unfortunately is the second son Mrs Courcoux has lost during the present war. We tender the mother and other relatives our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

John Henry Courcoux

Private John Henry Courcoux
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

The son of Mary Annie Courcoux, of 11 Lemperiere Street, St. Helier, and 4 Val Plaisant, St Helier, Jersey. He was her second son to be lost in the Great War. One of two brothers who both fell within 6 months

Died of wounds, aged 20 years

Commemorated on New Street School Memorial, Jersey

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record