St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
Eldest son of Mr & Mrs P T Le Breton of 2 Dorset
Street, St Helier, Jersey
Died at 11th Stationary Hospital in Rouen as a result
of gas poisoning, aged 23 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of
Friday 19 April 1918
Roll of Honour. Mr & Mrs Le Breton
of 2 Dorset Street this morning received telegraphic
information that their eldest son, Private R Le Breton
of the Dorset Regiment, had died in hospital at Rouen
on Tuesday last of gas shell poisoning. This sad news
followed a wire which stated he had been admitted to
the above hospital on 16 April dangerously ill and that
permission to visit him could not be granted. The above
gallant soldier was amongst the first volunteers in
1915 and will be remembered as a highly respected employee
of Mr Frederick Baker. He was 23. We tender to the parents
and other relatives our sincere sympathy in their sorrow.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record
Picture courtesy of Mike
& Rosemarie Thomas