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Gaudion, C W

Menin Gate

The Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 28 May 1915

Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial, Jersey
and on St Helier Parish Church Memorial, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 10 October 1914

Another Jerseyman Wounded. Another of the Jersey (Dorset) Regiment has been wounded in action, Mr J Gaudion having received information that his son who is a Private in the Regiment is lying wounded in Southampton from injuries received at the Battle of the Aisne.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 12 October 1914

Wounded Jerseyman. We now learn that Private Gaudion, who was wounded at the Battle of the Rivers, is attached to the Rifle Brigade and not the Dorset Regiment. His brother, it is interesting to learn, is attached to the latter Regiment.


Charles William Gaudion

Rifleman Charles William Gaudion
4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade

1914-15 Star

Third son of John Arthur and Marie Francoise Gaudion, of 17, Castle St., St. Helier, Jersey. One of two brothers serving who both fell.

Killed in action, aged 20 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 19 May 1915

Roll of Honour. We regret to announce the death of another gallant Jersey lad, Rifleman C Gaudion of the 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade, who laid down his life on the field of honour on 5 May last. This young soldier, who was only 20, was a son of Mr John Gaudion who has another son in the fighting line. The deceased, who was very popular amongst his comrades, was badly wounded at Sigges in the early part of the campaign and shortly afterwards arrived in the Island on sick leave. It was very doubtful owing to the nature of his injuries whether he would ever be fit for duty, but like all of the other gallant tommies he wished to "have another go at the Hun" but unfortunately this time he lost his own life. By his cheerfulness and courteousness this young hero made many friends and to these and his relatives we beg to offer our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.


At 8pm every evening, the Last Post is played inside the Menin Gate in remembrance.