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Ellett, J W

Bethune Town Cemetery

Bethune Town Cemetery

Eldest son of James W Ellett of 37 David Place, St Helier, Jersey.

Died of wounds, aged 22 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 15 July 1916
Roll of Honour.

It is with deep regret we chronicle the death of Rifleman J W Ellett of the Rifle Brigade, eldest son of Mr & Mrs J W Ellett of David Place, who has died in France as the result of wounds received in action. About a week ago the parents received news that their son was dangerously wounded and now, unfortunately, they have received the tragic information that he passed away on 5 July. The late Rifleman was educated at the Jersey Modern School and was a member of the St Marks Cadet Company Boys Brigade and also of the Jersey YMCA. He was in his 23rd year and, being employed as a chef in England, at the outbreak of war he promptly responded to the call. He was respected and most popular and the news of his death will be received with regret by a large circle of friends. To the parents and family we tender our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 14 July 1916

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

James Waters Ellett

Rifleman James Waters Ellett
16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 7 July 1916

Toll of Battle. We learn with regret that Mr J W Ellett of David Place has received a telegram from the Record Office at Winchester stating that his eldest son, Rifleman J W Ellett of the Rifle Brigade, has been dangerously wounded. Mr Ellett has wired for further details but at the time of going to press nothing had come to hand. We sincerely hope that news of a favourable nature will shortly be received.

Commemorated on St Marks Church Memorial and Old Boys of St Marks Boys Brigade Memorial