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du Heaume, R

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial, France, Somme

Commemorated on St Ouen's Parish Memorial

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 20 September 1916

Roll of Honour. The list of brave Jerseymen who have given up their lives for King and Country grows daily, the latest addition is the name of Sergeant R du Heaume of D Company Royal Irish Rifles, son of Mrs du Heaume of the School House, Les Landes, St Ouens, who is believed to have been killed on 6 September. His mother has received the following letter from Regimental Sergeant Major J Le Breton "It is with great regret that I have to inform you that your son, Sergeant du Heaume, is missing and believed to have been killed on 6 inst. I would have written before but it was impossible to write from where we were. I would be pleased indeed to hear something to the contrary, but I have great fear that he is dead. I wish to convey to you on behalf of the NCOs and men of the Company our deepest sympathy for you and your family in this great trouble which you have to bear". We tender our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Reginald du Heaume

Sergeant Reginald du Heaume
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

1914-15 Star

Son of Mrs du Heaume of School House. Les Landes, St Ouen, Jersey

Killed in action


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 1 October 1917

In Memoriam Service at St Ouens for Jersey Heroes. A brief but most impressive In Memoriam service was that held at St Ouens Church yesterday afternoon for three gallant lads from the Western District who loyally volunteered when they saw their Country's need and who have now been called upon to make the supreme sacrifice. The three were connected with the St Ouens Troop of Boy Scouts, a small unit which has a grand record of service, and a Patrol of this Troop attended the service, their numbers being augmented by some 15 lads of the St Pauls Troop, who marched from Beaumont to pay the last honours they could to their gallant countrymen. The Scouts occupied seats in the chancel whilst among the large congregation present was Jurat R Malet de Carteret and representatives of the local Boy Scouts Association. The Reverend J Pepin conducted the service in a most impressive manner, the names of Sergeant du Heaume, Rifleman Risbridger and Corporal Luce being mentioned in the prayer immediately before the Collect, added impressiveness was given by the chanting of the 90th Psalm and the singing of the hymns. The benediction having been pronounced Mr W S Pincott, who was at the organ, played Marche Funebre, the whole congregation standing meanwhile.