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Le Vesconte, J T

Portsmouth Naval Memorial Memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Southsea Common

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 30 December 1914

Commemorated on St Clement's Parish Memorial, Jersey
and on St Luke's Church Memorial. Jersey

John Thomas Le Vesconte

Stoker 1st Class John Thomas Le Vesconte
Royal Navy. HMS Good Hope

1914-15 Star

Killed in action, aged 37 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 30 December 1914

Another Jerseyman Lost on the Good Hope. We regret to state that information has been received that another Jerseyman, Stoker John Le Vesconte, has been lost on HMS Good Hope which was sunk in the Naval battle off Chile some time ago. The gallant sailor was 37 years of age and to his parents, who reside at Greve d'Azette, we beg to offer our sincere condolences in their bereavement.

HMS Good Hope

H.M.S. Good Hope

Sunk during the battle of Coronel, 01/11/1914.
Destroyed by shellfire by Scharnhorst