Private St Elmo Le Breton
2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Third son of Mr & Mrs Le Breton of Glenavon, Gorey,
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.