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Gruchy, F Le M

Ration Farm Military Cemetery

Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle D'Armentieres.

Younger son of George and M.A. Gruchy, of Ronceville, Jersey. Served in the South African Campaign. Educated at Victoria College & Served in the South African Campaign

Killed in action, aged 38 years, at the head of his men while engaging
the enemy near Armentieres.

Commemorated on family memorial in St Pauls Church, Jersey
OV Memorial, Jersey
St Saviour's Parish Memorial, Jersey
and on a private memorial in Green St Cemetery, Jersey.

Memorial in St Paul's Church, St Helier, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 28 October 1914

Jersey Officer Killed at the Front. We regret to hear that Mrs Gruchy of Ronceville has today received a telegram from the War Office informing her that her younger son Captain F Le M Gruchy has been killed at the Front. Captain Gruchy, who was an Old Victorian, was in the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment and had, we understand, passed the necessary examinations for the rank of Major. To his mother and the other members of the family we respectfully offer our sincere sympathy

Pictures courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas & Victoria College

Captain Frank Le Maistre Gruchy
1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment

1914 Star

Frank Le Maistre Gruchy

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 28 October 1914

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record