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Le Caudey, H L

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St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen

Youngest son of the late R B Le Caudey & Mrs E S Le Caudey of Babbacombe, Parade Road, St Helier, Jersey. Educated at Victoria College

Died at No 6 General Hospital, Rouen of wounds received 18 March 1918, aged 19 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 26 March 1918

A telegram was received yesterday by Mr G W Le Caudey stating that his brother, Sapper H L Le Caudey, who is lying wounded at a military hospital at Rouen, is still in a dangerous condition.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 4 April 1918

Roll of Honour. It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Sapper Harold L (Billy) Le Caudey of the Royal Engineers who, it will be remembered, was recently reported as having been severely wounded during the fighting on the Western Front. Sapper Le Caudey, who was but a few months over 18, was the youngest son of the late Mr R B Le Caudey and Mrs Le Caudey of Parade Road, he was an Old Victorian and some 2 years ago he joined the staff of Parrs Bank. About a year ago Sapper Le Caudey joined up and he had been acting as a motor despatch rider in France ever since and was in Jersey on furlough last December. It will be remembered that the news that he had had a leg amputated and his jaw was shattered was received by the family two weeks or so ago, but it was thought that he was making satisfactory progress and the telegram which arrived this morning conveying the sad intelligence of his death naturally came as a great shock to the family. The deceased was some years ago a soloist in St Marks Choir, he was a member of the Jersey Dickens Players and of Miss Peyton's Dramatic Company, and was also a member of the local YMCA and the flag was today flying at half-mast at the Associations premises in New Street as a tribute to his memory. To the bereaved mother and family we offer our most sincere condolences.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 4 April 1918


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 22 March 1918

Jersey Soldier Seriously Wounded. Mrs Le Caudey of Babbacombe, Parade Road, yesterday received a telegram stating that her youngest son, Sapper H L Le Caudey a despatch rider in the Royal Engineers, has been severely wounded and was lying seriously ill in a field hospital in France. Sapper Le Caudey before joining up was on the staff of Parrs Bank and was a very promising amateur actor. We hope for more favourable news soon.


Commemorated on:
OV Memorial, Jersey
St Lawrence Parish Memorial, Jersey
St Mark's Church Memorial, Jersey
NatWest Bank plaque, Library Place, St Helier


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Harold Lawrence Le Caudey

Sapper Harold Lawrence Le Caudey
1st Signal Troop, Royal Engineers

Harold Lawrence Le Caudey


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