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Fazackerley, R J

Dar es Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery

Dar es Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery, Tanzania

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 16 December 1918

Commemorated on St Mark's Church Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record



Sapper Richard John Fazackerley
Lines of Communication Signal Company, Royal Engineers

Only son of Richard & Clara Fazackerley of 1 Janvrin Road, St Helier, Jersey.

Died of influenza, aged 23 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 16 December 1918

Roll of Honour. It is with feelings of profound regret we announce that Mr & Mrs R Fazackerley of 1 Janvrin Road have received telegraphic information that their only son, Sapper Richard John Fazackerley of the Royal Engineers, died on 7 December in East Africa as a result of influenza. The deceased soldier was, a few years ago, one of the best known and most popular young men in St Helier. He was educated at the Jersey Modern School and was a member of the choir and a server at St Marks Church, as well as a teacher in the Sunday School. He entered the local GPO as a telegraphist and was later transferred to the Mainland. Shortly after the outbreak of hostilities he volunteered and some 2 years ago proceeded to East Africa. The relatives were now looking forward to the time when he would be returning home but unfortunately on Thursday last they received a telegram stating that the soldier was seriously ill, and now unhappily the dreaded information has arrived that he passed away on 7 December, in his 23rd year. We feel sure all our readers join us in tendering the parents and sisters our heartfelt sympathy in their sorrow.