Cot Memorial & Cemetery, Belgium
The son of George and Mary Ann Courcoux
and husband of Angelina (nee Beuchet), of 13 Green Street,
St Helier, and later of 9 Francis Street, St. Helier.
One of two brothers who both fell within 6 months
in his battalion as a drummer. Rank given in JEP as Sgt-Drummer.
Killed by a shell, aged 27 years
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of
Saturday 11 August 1917
Roll of Honour. Another Jerseyman, Sergeant
Drummer Robert Charles Courcoux of the Yorkshire Regiment
has made the supreme sacrifice for King and Country. This
soldier who was very well known and highly respected locally
was one of the original gallant Expeditionary Force and
was in his 27th year. The following letter received by
his widow (nee Rose Bauchet) who resides at 13 Green Street
shows the high regard in which the gallant Sergeant was
held in the Regiment.
"To Mrs Rose Courcoux, 13 Green
Street, Jersey. Dear Madam, It is a very painful duty
to me to have to inform you of the death of your husband
Robert Charles who was killed in action on 1 August 1917.
We feel it is not only a loss to the Company but to the
Battalion for in his position he was known and respected
by everyone. He was killed by a shell while doing his
duty nobly in a position of trust. He was a true soldier
and being one of the few who came out with the Battalion
at the beginning his loss is deeply deplored. Never have
I heard such expressions of regret from the whole of the
officers and on their behalf I beg of you to accept our
heartfelt sympathy in your sad bereavement. Yours truly,
H JEFFRIES, 2nd Lieutenant A Company. 5/8/17".
We tender all the bereaved relatives our sincerest sympathy.
Sergeant Robert Charles Courcoux
2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment
Notice of Death appears in Jersey
Evening Post of Saturday 11 August 1917 & Saturday
18 August 1917
Commemorated on St Peter's Parish Memorial, Jersey
War Graves Commission Record