Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnehem, Near
Younger son of Alfred de Ste croix Hotton and Sarah
Johns Hotton, of "Woodville," St. Saviour's
Rd., St. Helier, Jersey. One of two brothers
who both fell in 1918.
Killed in action, aged 19 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Monday 15 July 1918
Roll of Honour. During the past few weeks
Mr A Hotton of Woodville, St Saviours Road, has received
two great blows. The first was the intimation that his
elder son, Alfred, had been missing since 18 April and
now he has received the distressing news that his younger
son, John, was killed in action on 5 July. This loyal
young soldier had just passed his 19th birthday and
will be remembered by a large circle of friends as a
promising juvenile member of the Jersey Society of Gardeners
and a bugler in the St James' Company Boys Brigade.
He was for a time a bugler in a Young Soldiers Battalion
and proceeding to France with the Somersets made the
supreme sacrifice on the date mentioned. Letters have
been received from him dated 3 July but the officer
of his company writes stating that he was instantaneously
killed in the Front Line during the day, the officer
adds that the deceased was most popular with everybody.
We tender the family, who still have the anxiety of
awaiting another son's fate, our sincere condolences.