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Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial, France, Somme

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 16 December 1916


Commemorated on St Luke's Church Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Edgar Arthur Le Blancq

Private Edgar Arthur Le Blancq
12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

1914-15 Star

Born at St. Saviour's, Jersey. Second son of Mr Philip J & Isabel Le Blancq of Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 21 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 16 December 1916

Roll of Honour. News has been received by the relatives of Private Edgar Le Blancq of his having been killed in action somewhere in France between 17 - 18 October. The deceased, who was serving in the Royal Sussex Regiment, was a son of Mr P J Le Blancq who formerly conducted a business establishment at 74 King Street. He originally proceeded to the Dardanelles and come over here on sick leave some time ago and was then sent to France. We offer our sympathy to the family. He was one of those whom it would be hard to replace. After referring to the valued help given at all times to the Society by their late comrade, Mr South went on to say that the noble example set by him was one that could well be imitated by others. Mr C S Bisson, who spoke feelingly of the grand example set by the late Private Igo, said he was a staunch member of the Society, a valued friend and an ardent worker. Sympathetic reference was also made to the deceased by Mr W Warren. During the interval Miss Amy Noel sang "Nearer My God to Thee" and Mr E Pelluet sang "True 'til Death", the last item being one of the deceased's favourite songs. A letter received some time ago from Private Igo by Miss Le Gros was also read and showed how cheerfully the brave lad had undertaken the duties imposed upon him as a soldier of the King. At the close the organist, Mr Le Gros, an intimate friend of the deceased, played Chopin's funeral march, those present standing meanwhile. The service throughout which was most impressive closed with the Benediction.