Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Elois
Youngest son of
Mr & Mrs Alfred de la Haye of Chateau Clairval, St Saviours, Jersey.
of two brothers who both fell on the same day one year apart.
action, aged 23 years.
Brother of Snowden
De La Haye.
Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening
Post of Saturday 2 September 1916
ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 2 September 1916
of Honour. Still another name has to be added to the long list of Jerseymen who
have given up their lives for King and Country during the present war, that of
Private Clarence John de la Haye of the 2/19th Battalion London Regiment, youngest
son of Mr & Mrs A de la Haye of Chateau Clairval, St Saviour. The deceased,
who was only 22, was killed in action on 16 August. Before the war he was for
a considerable time in the employment of Captain E Fisher and was known to residents
of the district as a lad of a happy, cheerful disposition and excellent character.
To the sorrowing family we would offer our sincere sympathy.
ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 7 September 1916
of Honour. The parents of Private C J de la Haye of the 2nd/19th London Regiment,
who was killed in action on 16 August, have received the following letter of condolence
from their late son's Commanding Officer.
The letter reads:...
...."Dear Mrs de la Haye, I
have waited until now to write to you so that I, as
a stranger, should not be the first to break the very
sad news of your poor boy's death. As his Platoon Commander
I thought that you would like to know from me how much
the boy was appreciated by his officers and comrades.
He died at his post with two others, three of the best
at one blow, a great loss to us......
Commemorated on St Lawrence Parish Memorial,
War Graves Commission Record