Soissons Memorial, France, Aisne
Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening
Post of Friday 12 July 1918
Commemorated on Victoria Street Congregational Church
War Graves Commission Record
Private Oswald Luce
50th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps
Third son of Captain & Mrs Luce of Canada
Husband of Lily Maude Luce (nee Clarke) of 67 Val Plaisant,
Killed in action, aged 27 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey
Evening Post of Friday 12 July 1918
Roll of Honour. It is with feelings of sincere
regret we announce the death which has taken place in
action of Oswald Luce of the Machine Gun Corps. This young
soldier was the third son of Captain & Mrs Luce late
of Roseville Street and now of Canada. He left for the
land of the maple with his family a few years back but
after a short stay returned to Jersey and was employed
by Mr Le Seelleur of Queen Street and also by Mr Lander
at the PoW camp. He married Miss Lily Clarke, daughter
of Mr Clarke of St Saviours Road, and resided at 67 Val
Plaisant. He volunteered early in 1917 and had been in
France for some 10 months. Of a most genial and courteous
disposition Oswald Luce had scores of friends who held
him in the highest esteem and much sympathy will be felt
for the young widow who is left with a baby son and to
whom the sad news has naturally come as a great blow.
The late soldier, who was 27, made the supreme sacrifice
on 6 June; he was a member of the Victoria Street Church
and was a Lieutenant in the 8th Company Boys Brigade.
We tender the widow and other relatives our sincere sympathy
in their sorrow.