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Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel

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Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 13 August 1918

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 13 August 1918

Roll of Honour. It is with deep regret we chronicle the fact that Mr & Mrs Marais of Red Houses, St Brelades have received news that their fifth son, Private Ernest Edmund Marais of the Dorset Regiment, was killed on 4 August during the fighting in the Eastern theatre of war. The deceased soldier, who was 32, was a well known golfer and for some years was employed by Mr Le Feuvre at Morville House, St Ouens. Unfortunately this is the second son Mr & Mrs Marais have lost during the past few months. We tender the bereaved parents, who have two other sons fighting, and the other members of the family our heartfelt condolences.


Commemorated on:
Grouville Parish Memorial, Jersey
and on St Brelade's Parish Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


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Private Ernest Edmund Marais
2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment


Fifth son of Mr & Mrs Joseph T Marais of Red Houses, St Brelades, Jersey.
One of two brothers who both fell within one year. Brother of Able Seaman William Marais.

Killed in aged 32 years



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