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Gaudion, J A

Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

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John Arthur Gaudion

Private John Arthur Gaudion
1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

The son of John Arthur Gaudion and Marie Francoise Josslin, of 17, Castle St., Jersey. He left for Canada prior to the war, having been employed for some years at Messrs Terry.

Died of Wounds, aged 23 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 16 April 1917

Roll of Honour. Yet another Jersey-Canadian, Private (acting Lance Corporal) John Arthur Gaudion, has made the supreme sacrifice during the heavy fighting at Vimy Ridge, where the Canadians covered themselves with glory. This loyal soldier, who was in his 24th year, was the son of Mr & Mrs J A Gaudion of Castle Street and was employed at Messrs Terrys for several years. Shortly before the outbreak of war he left for Canada and joined the Grenadier Guards 1st Canadians with whom he had been at the Front for about 12 months. The first intimation was received on Saturday afternoon by the parents, in a telegram from the Canadian Records Office, this stating that the soldier was lying dangerously ill at the 3rd Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne, suffering from gun shot wounds in the spine and paralysis and that permission to visit him could not be granted. This did not give much hope and yesterday another telegram conveyed the sad news that the gallant hero had died on 14 April



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