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Herve, W P

Ballykinlar (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

Ballykinlar (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Northern Ireland


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 16 November 1915

Roll of Honour. Death of a Member of the Jersey Contingent. Another name has to be added to Jersey’s Roll of Honour, that of Rifleman William Herve of the 3rd Royal Irish Rifles, who died at Ballykinlar Camp, Co Down on Sunday last. The deceased, who was only 23, was the youngest son of Mr J Herve of Le Hougouillon, St Martins, left the Island in April last to join the Jersey Contingent at Vallyvonare. Owing to a severe chill, the result of a drenching whilst on duty, he was prevented from accompanying the Contingent to England and was transferred to the 3rd Royal Irish Rifles for home service, this being a great disappointment to him as he was very eager to go to the Front. Unfortunately the chill developed into something worse and he became seriously ill. Towards the end of last week it was realised that his case was hopeless and he passed away on Sunday as stated. The funeral is taking place this afternoon at Ballykinlar Chapel.

Commemorated on St Johns Parish Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


William P Herve

Rifleman William P Herve
3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Youngest son of Joseph M & Elizabeth M Herve of Le Hougouillon, St Martins, Jersey. One of two brothers who both fell. Brother of Private Joseph François Herve.

Died, aged 22 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 16 November 1915


Photographs courtesy of Lyn Forster