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Le Venois, L

La Neuville British Cemetery

La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Near Albert.

Son of Marie Auffrett, of 7, La Motte St., St. Helier, Jersey. Native of Jersey.

Died 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 Chaplain".

We offer the family our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.


Leon Le Venois

Private Leon Le Venois
13th Battalion Middlesex Regiment




Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


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