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Le Marquand, E C

Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery, Canada

Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery, Canada

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 31 August 1916

Commemorated on St Lawrence Parish Memorial, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 31 August 1916

Jersey Canadian Drowned on Military Duty. Much sympathy will be felt for Mr & Mrs E Le Marquand of Highlands St Lawrence who have received a cablegram stating that their eldest son, Private Edward Charles Le Marquand of the Canadian Contingent, has been drowned whilst on military duty at Montreal. The deceased soldier was in his 20th year and left for Canada 4 years ago last April. He joined up only six weeks ago and had been looking forward to the time when he would be sent to Europe to take his part in the great struggle, but unfortunately he has given up his life without leaving the Dominion. We offer the relatives our sincere condolences in their bereavement.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Edward Charles Le Marquand
Private Edward Charles Le Marquand
1st Battalion , Grenadier Guards of Canada

Eldest son of Edward and Alice Le Marquand (nee Guilleaume) of Highlands, St Lawrence, Jersey

Died, aged 20


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 20 September 1916

Death of a Jerseyman in Canada - Drowned Whilst on Sentry Duty. On Monday 28 August an official enquiry was held at Montreal into the circumstances attending the death of Private E L Le Marquand who lost his life in the Lachine Canal while on sentry duty the previous Saturday night. A prominent Montreal journal in its report of the enquiry says "With the death of Private Le Marquand the list of soldiers losing their lives while on duty along the canals has reached a total of four. The evidence in the case of the last drowning in the Lachine Canal seemed to point to the soldier having been drowsy and, it is believed, this was also the case in the Le Marquand tragedy. No marks of violence were found on the body and as there were a dozen other soldiers not far distant a stumble or shout must have been heard." Private Le Marquand was 21 and a native of the Island of Jersey. He was included in one of the recent drafts from the Grenadier Guards to the Composite Regiment. The deceased was the son of Mr & Mrs Edward Le Marquand of Highlands, St Lawrence and had been in Montreal since last October. He was buried with Military Honours with his late comrades of D Company of the Grenadier Guards Regiment of Canada in attendance. Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the officers and men of D Company Grenadier Guards, the Jersey Society and the officers and comrades of the Composite Regiment.