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Le Cocq, G

Hooge Crater Cemetery

Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 24 February 1919

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 6 December 1917

Jersey Soldiers Reported Missing. November 6 proved an unlucky date for the Jerseymen in the Hampshire & Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regiments for in addition to the local lads who were killed, wounded, or reported missing during the fighting on the above date, the following casualties are also officially pronounced missing Private George Le Cocq of The Crown, St Martins and Private C W Le Maistre youngest son of Mr & Mrs P D Le Maistre of 15 James' Street, both serving with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. We hope to shortly hear favourable news of both soldiers.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 5 October 1918

Roll of Honour. After many moths of anxiety Mr & Mrs F Le Cocq of Crown House, St Martins have received official information that their youngest son, Private George Le Cocq of the Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry, who was reported missing somewhere in France on 6 November 1917 is now presumed to have been killed on that date. The deceased gallant soldier, who was in his 24th year, was well known and highly respected locally, he having been a shoemaker at Crown House at the time of joining up. We offer the bereaved family and his fiancee our heartfelt sympathy in their sorrow.


George Le Cocq

Private George Le Cocq
1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry


Probably the son of François and Ann Le Cocq of Les Pieces, St Martin's, Jersey. A shoemaker by profession. Missing since Nov 1917, he was presumed KIA in Oct 1918.

Killed in action, aged 24 years

Commemorated on St Martin's Parish Memorial &
on St Martin's Methodist Church Memorial. Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record