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Le Rossignol, W J

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Wilfred John Le Rossignol

Commemorated on St Brelade's Parish Memorial, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 4 October 1918


Roll of Honour. Yet another gallant Jersey Canadian, Wilfred John Le Rossignol, has been called upon to make the supreme sacrifice. This loyal son of the Motherland was in his 25th year and was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs Le Rossignol of Maison l'Abbe, St Aubins. He left Jersey for Canada about 6 years ago and on arrival in the colony adopted as his surname the English translation of his name, viz Nightingale, under which he was serving in the Canadian Forces. The deceased had been with the Colours about 2 years and had been in France a considerable time when he was, unfortunately, killed in action on 2 September. We offer the parents and family our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.


Wilfred John Le Rossignol
(Photograph courtesy of Lara Pollard)
Private Wilfred John Le Rossignol
14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

(Served as NIGHTINGALE). Youngest son of Mrs Philip Le Rossignol of Maison l'Abbe, St Aubin, Jersey. Served two years in Royal Jersey Militia

Killed in action aged 24 years

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 4 October 1918

Canadian attestation papers


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record