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du Val, J F

Alliston Union Cemetery, Ontario

Alliston Union Cemetery, Ontario

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 4 May 1918

Commemorated on Trinity Parish Memorial, Jersey



Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Cadet John Tourgis du Val
44th Wing, Royal Air Force

Eldest son of Mr & Mrs John du Val of La Bagatelle, Trinity, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 4 May 1918

Jersey Cadet Killed in Aeroplane Accident. It is with sincere regret we learn that John du Val, a cadet in the Canadian Air Service, eldest son of Mr John du Val the respected temporary postman at Trinity, was killed on 25 April in an aeroplane accident. This young Islander went out to Canada in 1908 and for 5 years was employed by the firm of J Le Grand Paspebiac, he then proceeded to Montreal where by his ability and hard work he won the esteem of all who knew him. In 1917 he passed all the tests at the Whycliffe Training College for Cadets in Toronto and then was sent to Texas to complete his practical training as a pilot. He was expected in England shortly on his way to the Front and was looking forward to a well earned holiday with his parents in his native Isle. The late cadet was in his 25th year. To Mr & Mrs du Val, whose second son is at the Front, and the other members of the family we offer our sincere sympathy.

Killed in an aircraft accident, aged 25 years


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