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de Ste Paer, L E

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery no.3

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery no.3, nr Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Eldest son of Jersey born Louis Emile de St Paer and his wife Jane Ann Spurr, and husband of Beatrice, of 18 Brandize Park, Okehampton, Devon, England. He had joined the Royal Field Artillery (TA) prior to the war, serving in the Bradford Battery, West Riding Field Artillery.

Died of wounds, aged 31 years.


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 20 January 1916

We are pleased to learn that Lieutenant, now Captain de ste Paer who was mentioned in Sir John French's despatch of 1 January for meritorious service in the field has now been awarded the Military Cross. Captain de ste Paer is the eldest son of Mr L E de ste Paer of North Cornwall who was for a while Head Master of Grouville Central Schools, his brother is Head Master of St Martins Schools. Our heartiest congratulations to Mr L E de ste Paer and his gallant son.





Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Louis Emile De Ste Paer

Major Louis Emile de Ste Paer, M.C.
B Battery 246th Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery

Mentioned in Despatches

Military Cross
1914-15 Star

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 27 May 1918

Roll of Honour. Major Louis Emile de ste Paer of the Royal Field Artillery, who died of wounds on 8 May leaving a widow and one son, was the eldest son of Mr L E de ste Paer, headmaster of Jacobstow Council School in North Cornwall and a nephew of the late Mr Charles de ste Paer who was headmaster of the Central School in St Martins and grandson of the late Mr L E de ste Paer, who was for many years editor of "La Nouvelle Chronique". Major de ste Paer had joined the Royal Field Artillery (Territorials) some years before war broke out and went to the Front with the Bradford Battery of the West Riding Field Artillery. He was awarded the Military Cross for meritorious service on the field. In consequence of an injury to his knee, caused by falling from his horse which was shot from under him at Vimy, he was invalided home for some time, but three months ago he returned to the Front in France and was killed fighting with his Battery. Previous to the war Major de ste Paer had been appointed Chief Clerk to the University of Leeds in March 1913. Letters received from Head Quarters by his wife testify to the fact that the deceased was a gallant and capable soldier, devoted to duty and respected and loved by both officers and men.