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Marais, W

Track "X" Cemetery, Eiper

Track "X" Cemetery, Eiper

Son of Joseph & Mary Marais, Tabor, St. Brelades, Jersey. Brother of Private Ernest Marais. One of two brothers who both fell within one year

Killed in action, aged 25 years

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 18 October 1917

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 18 October 1917

Roll of Honour. Mrs Marais of St Brelades has received the sad news that her son, W Marais who was serving in the Royal Naval Division, was instantaneously killed by a shell on 11 October and buried near Ypres. The late Private Marais was a splendid fellow and his comrades state that though they had only known him a short time he had endeared himself to all. We tender the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.


William Marais

Able Seaman William Marais
Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Navy

Commemorated on St Ouen's Parish Memorial, Jersey

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record