La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Near Albert.
Son of Marie
Auffrett, of 7, La Motte St., St. Helier, Jersey. Native of Jersey.
of wounds, aged 20 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening
Post of Wednesday 6 September 1916
Roll of Honour.
The sad news has reached Jersey of the death in action of Leon Le Venois of the
13th Middlesex Regiment. The gallant soldier, who was only 20, was formerly employed
at Messrs Bashfords. He enlisted about a year ago and had been some 6 weeks in
France. The news was communicated to his mother, Mrs Auffret, who resides at 7
La Motte Street, by the Chaplain who writes as follows "21st Casualty
Clearing Station, France. 21 August 1916 Dear Mrs Auffret, Mine is the sad duty
of telling you of the terrible loss you have suffered in the death of your son,
Leon Le Venois 21035 13th Middlesex. He was badly wounded yesterday in the early
morning, a piece of shell entering the head. He lived some hours and was conscious
now and then during which I was able to give him the Last Sacrament, which he
received most devoutly. May God grant him eternal rest. His personal effects are
collected and will be sent on to you later. We have buried him in a very nice
cemetery with many of his companions. In a day or two a cross will be placed on
the grave and you will be able to learn the name of the place he is buried from
the Graves Registration Commission. With deepest sympathy and praying that God
will help you to bear your heavy loss.
J CRONDY, RC
We offer the family our sincere sympathy
in their bereavement.