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Dorey, E G

Ruisseau Farm Cemetery

Ruisseau Farm Cemetery, Belgium


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 9 April 1918

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 9 April 1918

Roll of Honour. It is with deep regret we report that Centenier and Mrs Dorey of St John, the parents of Gunner Elias G Dorey of the Royal Artillery who had been missing since 31 October 1917 when carrying out his duties as Signaller to his Battery, have now received official notification that their son was killed on the above date and buried at Ruisseau Farm British Cemetery in Langmarck.
Elias Dorey, who was 24, was formerly in the employ of Messrs Tunnard and was well known and very popular locally. We tender the family our sincerest condolences in their sorrow.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 10 December 1918

In Memory of a Gallant Soldier. At Sion French Wesleyan Chapel last evening a marble tablet was unveiled to the memory of the late Elias George Dorey of 290th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, younger son of Mr & Mrs John Dorey of Brook Farm, St Johns, who was killed in France in October of last year. The tablet, which is the work of Mr A Gulliver of 34 The Parade, has been placed on the northern side of the building, the inscription is as follows "In loving memory of Elias George Dorey of the 290th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Second and youngest son of John & Elsie Dorey of Brook Farm, St Johns, who was killed in action on 31 October 1917 aged 23 years & 9 months. Interred in Ruisseaux Farm British Cemetery, north of Langemarck, Ypres, Belgium. Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life". The unveiling ceremony was performed by Reverend T H Groves, Superintendent of the French Wesleyan Circuit, in the presence of a large congregation. The ceremony, which included a brief but appropriate address by Mr Groves, was of an exceedingly impressive character.


Commemorated on St Johns Parish Memorial, Jersey
on Trinity Parish Memorial, Jersey
and on Sion Methodist Church Sunday School Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Elias George Dorey

Gunner Elias George Dorey
290th Siege Battery. Royal Garrison Artillery

Son of John and Elsie Dorey, of Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 23 years


Memorial & cross in Sion Methodist Church, Jersey