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de la Haye, J B

Helles Memorial, Turkey

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Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 30 August 1915

Commemorated on family memorial in St Martins Church
Commemorated on St Martins Parish Memorial

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 28 January 1915

From the Trenches. Mrs E de la Haye of St Catherines Breakwater has received an interesting letter from her son, Corporal J B de la Haye of the 1st Hampshire Regiment, at present in the trenches. This popular Jersey lad states that he had received his Christmas parcels quite safely and at the time of writing, 9 January, was alright. They were having rain every day and were always wet to the skin, but he cheerfully remarks "we must put up with it and though it is hard we must stick to it and do our duty. There is one blessing however, we have plenty of cigarettes and tobacco". Corporal de la Haye wishes to be remembered to all his Jersey friends and these, we feel sure, will join us in wishing him a safe return.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Josue Blampied de La Haye

Corporal Josué Blampied de la Haye
2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment

1914-15 Star

Son of Josué and Ellen Rachel de la Haye, of St. Catherine's Breakwater, St. Martin, Jersey.

Killed in action on the Gallipoli peninsular, aged 18 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 30 August 1915

Roll of Honour. Yet another Jerseyman has laid down his life on the Field of Honour, the soldier Corporal J B de la Haye of the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment was killed during the fighting at the Dardanelles on 6 August and was only 19. He was a most promising NCO and his many friends here will regret to hear of his untimely demise. To his relatives, who reside at St Catherines, we beg to tender our sincere condolences in their bereavement.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 10 April 1917

Dedication of Memorial. A brass tablet to the memory of Sergeant J B de la Haye, who died while fighting in Gallipoli, was unveiled at St Martins Church by the Dean on Sunday.

The brass tablet reads "To the Glory of God and in the Memory of Sergeant Josue de la Haye who was killed at Gallipoli 1915 aged 18 years".