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Le Quesne, G R

Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ieper

Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ieper

Son of Charles and Ann Le Quesne, of 17, Dorset St., Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 37 years.

Commemorated on St Martins Parish Memorial, Jersey

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 30 August 1917

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 27 August 1917

Roll of Honour. It is with sincere regret we announce that Mrs Le Quesne of 49 Kensington Place has received a letter from a Chaplain somewhere in France which states that her son, Gunner George Le Quesne of the Royal Garrison Artillery, has been killed. This soldier, who was 37, was formerly employed by Mr F Gale of Windsor Road, and volunteered some considerable time ago. He arrived in Jersey on leave on 21 July with a friend, E S Bisson, who is serving in the same Battery. They left for the Front a few days later and his comrade mentioned above writing to relatives in the Island states that George Le Quesne was seriously wounded on 20th and, as stated previously, the Gunner must have died from his injuries. Of a most congenial disposition the Gunner had many friends in the Island and was highly respected in his Battery. We tender the mother and other relatives our sincere sympathy.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


George Reve Le Quesne

Private George Reve Le Quesne
1st/2nd (Lancashire) Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 31 August 1917

A few days ago we stated that Gunner George Le Quesne of the Royal Garrison Artillery had been killed in action. This soldier, it will be remembered, had just gone up the line and previous to joining up had been for 22 years a highly respected employee of Mr F Gale. He was 37. His parents, who reside at 49 Kensington Place, received the following letter from the Chaplain of the Battery:
"65th HAG. 21/8/17 My dear Mr & Mrs Le Quesne, I should not presume to trespass upon your grief at such a time as this were it not for the fact that I laid your dear son's body to rest yesterday afternoon at 3pm. His Battery Officer has, I believe, already written to you telling you the details. May I offer you my heartfelt sympathy in your sad loss, I do pray that God will help you to bear it bravely. He at any rate is far beyond the horrible sights and sounds of this dreadful war and I am sure he is still near us and that one day you may hope to meet him again when we see God face to face. We had a nice reverend service at the graveside attended by the Captain of the Battery and several of his comrades. I cannot tell you where the cemetery is but if you send his name, rank and number and date of death to the Director of Graves and Enquires at the War Office he will give you the exact co-ordinates. It is not as bad a place as many of the kind, it is in a large field with a line of trees on two sides.

Believe me yours in deepest sympathy, G S HANBURY".