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Le Pennec, A

Bois-Carre Military Cemetery

Bois-Carre Military Cemetery, Haisnes, Pas de Calais


Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 3 August 1916

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 3 August 1916
Roll of Honour.
Another soldier of the Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles, Rifleman A Pennec, has made the supreme sacrifice. The sad information was conveyed to the soldiers relatives by Company Sergeant Major J Le Breton, who writing from the Front, says "Trenches - 29 July 1916. Dear Mr Pennec, I deeply regret having to inform you of the death of Rifleman A Pennec, who was killed by a grenade on the morning of 28 July. I extend to you on behalf of myself, the NCOs and men of D Company our sincerest sympathy. He was buried with the other Jersey boys at the back of Tenth Avenue. Your brother was a great favourite with all members of the Company and will be greatly missed.

Yours sincerely, J LE BRETON, CSM D Company 7th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles".


The deceased soldier's brother, Corporal Toussaint Pennec of the 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade, was killed in action last January. We extend to the parents, who now reside in Guernsey, and to the other relatives in Jersey our sincere condolences in their bereavement.

Alfred Le Pennec

Rifleman Alfred Le Pennec
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Son of Jean & Marie Pennec of St Helier, Jersey.

One of three brothers who served two of whom fell both in 1916.

Killed in action, aged 23 years.

Commemorated on St Ouens Parish Memorial,
St Peters Parish Memorial,
St Matthew & St Peter Roman Catholic Church Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record
(incorrect CWGC surname spelling)