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de Veulle, C J

Bailleul Communal Cemetery & Extension

Bailleul Communal Cemetery & Extension

Son of Mrs A de Veulle of 8 Dumaresq Street, St Helier, Jersey

Died of wounds, aged 22 years

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 16 March 1917

Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial, Jersey


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 16 March 1917

Roll of Honour. We regret to announce the death of another member of the original Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles, Rifleman C J de Veulle, which took place in hospital in France on the evening of 9th inst of wounds received in action during the previous afternoon. The deceased soldier left the Island in March 1915 and proceeding to France with his unit was shortly afterwards sent home suffering from rheumatic fever. He had been unwell until recently when he was passed fit and returned to France. The late Rifleman was only 22 and was the son of Mr & Mrs M A de Veulle of 8 Dumaresq Street, to whom, with the other members of the family we tender our sincere sympathy. The sad information was sent to the bereaved parents by Regimental Sergeant Major Le Breton and the Sister of the Casualty Clearing Station in the following letters "Dear Mr de Veulle, It is with great regret that I have to inform you of the death of your son Clarence, who died of wounds on 9th. He was wounded in action on the afternoon of 8th but he did not suffer as he did not regain consciousness. It is a great blow to all as he had only rejoined us a few days ago. On behalf of D Company I must offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family in your great loss. If you wish to know anything further I will be only too pleased to do so as your son was a good lad and a brave soldier. Hoping this will find you as well as can be expected in your great time of trouble. I am yours sincerely J LE BRETON, RSM"


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Clarence James de Veulle

Rifleman Clarence James de Veulle
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

1914-15 Star

The second letter reads "10/3/17 Somewhere in France. My dear Mrs de Veulle, I am exceedingly grieved to have to inform you that your son, 4897 Rifleman de Veulle, C J 7th Royal Irish Rifles, was admitted to hospital early this morning 9/3/17 with severe multiple wounds. He was very collapsed when he was admitted and though everything possible was done for him that could be done, alas to no avail, and he passed peacefully away this evening 9/3/17 at 5.30pm. He was visited by the Church of England Chaplain, who will also write to you about him, and at the last he did not leave any message but I have saved you a lock of his hair which I now enclose. Please accept my most sincere sympathy in this your terrible loss. With deep sympathy,
Yours very sincerely, D MACPHERSON, Sister in Charge, No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, France"


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