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Drelaud, W H

Portsmouth Naval Memorial Memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Southsea Common

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 23 November 1914

Commemorated on New Street School Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record
(*Name incorrectly spelled by CWGC)


Walter Harold Drelaud

Sick Berth Attendant Walter Harold Drelaud*
Royal Navy. HMS Niger

1914-15 Star

Youngest son of John & Amelia Delaud of 59 Ann Street, St Helier, Jersey

Killed in action, aged 31 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 23 November 1914

Asleep in the Deep. We understand that Mr & Mrs J Drelaud of 59 Ann Street on Saturday last received official notification of the death of their youngest son Walter Harold (Wally) Drelaud who died on board HMS Niger which was torpedoed off Deal on 11 November. For some time doubts were entertained as to whether the young sailor was on board the Niger but the official intimation now clears the matter up. We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family.