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Ploegsteert Memorial

Ploegsteert Memorial

12km south of Ieper (Ypres) in Belgium


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 30 August 1918

Commemorated on Grouville Parish Memorial, Jersey
Commemorated on memorial window in Gouray Church, Jersey

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


St Elmo Le Breton

Private St Elmo Le Breton
2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment

1914-15 Star

Third son of Mr & Mrs Le Breton of Glenavon, Gorey, Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 23

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 20 September 1916

Jerseyman in Hospital. Rifleman St Elmo Le Breton of the Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles has, we learn, been admitted to hospital. He took part in the recent heavy fighting but the notification received by his parents, who reside at Gorey Village, does not state whether he is wounded or not.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 30 August 1918

Roll of Honour. Yet another of the now unfortunately very small number of the gallant Jersey Company who left the Island for active service early in March 1915 has been called to make the supreme sacrifice. This gallant hero is St Elmo Le Breton, third son of Mr & Mrs Le Breton of Glenavon, Gorey Village, who was killed in action on 11 August at the age of 23. He formerly served in the East Battalion RMIJ and was the first volunteer for the Jersey Company from that District. He was a well known and highly respected employee of Orviss Ltd and was also a member of the Gouray Church choir. Whilst in the Royal Irish Rifles and latterly in the Hampshire Regiment he acted as sniper and has been commended for the gallantry and devotion to duty he displayed. He had previously been wounded but had not reached Blighty. To the parents and family who have lost a gallant and dutiful son and brother we tender our sincere sympathy.