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de la Cour, P S

Bailleul Communal Cemetery & Extension

Bailleul Communal Cemetery & Extension

Son of Mrs De La Cour of No 3 Dunnel Place, First Tower. An employee of West End Baths before the war, he was reportedly killed in a poison gas attach near Ypres.

Killed in action, aged 24 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 19 May 1915

Roll of Honour. We regret to learn that Mrs de la Cour of 3 Dunell Place, First Tower has received official notification of the death of her son, Private Percy S de la Cour of the Dorset Regiment, which took place on 3 May from the effects of poisonous gas. The deceased, who has a brother serving in the Royal Field Artillery, joined the Army shortly after the declaration of war and in due course proceeded to the Front. He was wounded and after having remained in hospital for some time he was granted sick furlough and crossed over to Jersey to see his parents. He was formerly in the employ of West End Bathing Co Ltd and was highly respected by everyone. We offer our sincerest condolences to the mother and family.



Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Percy Sydney de la Cour

Private Percy Sydney de la Cour
1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment

1914-15 Star

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 19 May 1915


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