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Le Bas, A

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial, France, Somme

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 10 January 1917

Commemorated on St Peter's Parish Memorial, Jersey

Family memorial in St Peters Churchyard


Arthur Le Bas

Private Arthur Le Bas
London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Youngest son of Edwin & Ada Le Bas of La Presse, St Peter, Jersey

Killed in action, aged 21 years



NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 10 January 1917

Roll of Honour. We would express our sympathy with Mrs Edwin Le Bas of La Presse who has just learned of the death of her youngest son, Private Arthur Le Bas, of 2nd London Regiment. Private Le Bas had been reported missing since the month of September when he was in action with his Battalion in Northern France. A day or so ago however the family received news from the Chaplain of 2nd Londons which told them that the young Jerseyman had laid down his life for his Country. The Chaplain in his letter stated that Private Le Bas was wounded on 23 September and that shortly after being taken to a Dressing Station he passed away. The deceased was in his 21st year and the Chaplain, in conveying to the bereaved family the sympathy of the Battalion, states that the men with whom he fought are proud of him and will not forget he gave his life for England. With the news of her son's death, which though a blow to Mrs Le Bas, is better than the uncertainty of his fate, came a slip conveying, as is usual in these cases, the sympathy of His Majesty the King with the bereaved family.




Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record