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Duchemin, C A

Chatham Naval Memorial

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NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 26 January 1915

Roll of Honour - Jerseyman Lost on HMS Char. Jerseymen are found everywhere the British Flag flies and practically every ship of the fleet includes one or more Jerseyman in the crew. Naval disasters shall always affect this Island and it is with sincere regret that we have to announce the death of another loyal Jersey lad who died at his post. The sailor Camille Alfred Duchemin RNR had been for several years in the service of the Union Castle RMSS Company and joined the Royal Navy Reserves some years ago. At the outbreak of war he left the civil service to take up his duties on HMS Harrier and quite recently was transferred to the ill-fated HMS Char which on 16 January was sunk whilst on duty in the English Channel by collision with an oil tanker steamer, all the former vessels crew unfortunately being drowned. The deceased who was in his 27th year leaves a widow and 2 children in London. He was a son of Mrs Duchemin of Wiltshire Place, Beaumont formerly of St Lawrence and has many friends in the Island who will regret to hear of his untimely decease. To his widow and family we beg to offer our sincere condolences in their bereavement.

Camille Alfred Duchemin

Seaman Camille Alfred Duchemin
Royal Naval Reserve. HM Tug "Char"

1914-15 Star

Son of Jane E Duchemin of Wiltshire Place, Beaumont, Jersey. Married with two children to Sarah E Duchemin of 1 Edinburgh Road, Mile End, London, England.

Prior to the war he had been for several years in the service of Union Castle RMSS Company.

Killed in action, aged 26 years


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 26 January 1915

Commemorated on St Lawrence Parish Memorial. Jersey




Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record