Lance Corporal Herbert Mallet Graut*
1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade
(Picture courtesy of Ron Davies)
Second son of Philip & Eliza Rachel Graut (née
Mallet) of 16 Chevalier Road, St Helier, he was married
with one child to Charlotte Elsie Maret, and living
at Cheapside. Before the war he worked at Mr Touzels
Grain Establishment in Halkett Place, but, being a reservist,
was called to the colours. One of two brothers who both
fell. Brother of Private Henry
Killed in action at Hill 60 , aged 32 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Monday 24 May 1915
Roll of Honour. Still another name has
to be added to the already long list of Jerseymen who
have laid down their lives for their King and Country.
It is with profound regret that we have to chronicle
the death of Acting Corporal Herbert Mallett Graut of
the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade who was killed in action
on 3 May 1915. The official notification of his death
was received by his relatives on Saturday last. Corporal
Graut, who is the second son of Mr & Mrs Graut of
16 Chevalier Road, was formerly employed with his father
at Mr Touzel's corn establishment in Halkett Place.
Being a reservist he rejoined the colours on mobilisation
and soon proceeded to the Front. He was severely wounded
in the leg and returned home for a brief furlough last
Christmas. When he was able to rejoin his regiment he
was again sent to the Front where he unfortunately met
his death. The deceased who was in his 32nd year leaves
a widow and one child who now live at Vera House, Cheapside.
To his wife, parents and other members of the family
we offer our sincerest condolences.