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Marie, A J

Happy Valley British Cemetery

Happy Valley British Cemetery, Famoux, near Arras.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 17 December 1917

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 14 December 1917

Roll of Honour. Yet another Jerseyman has made the supreme sacrifice in the person of Alfred John Marie of 19 Hill Street. He joined the 1st Hampshire Battalion this year and after a brief leave in June last was sent to the Western Front. His bereaved fiancée has received official news from the Record Office that he was killed in action on 29 November 1917, and was buried in a place called Happy Valley, where the Chaplain committed his remains to their last resting place, the clergyman writing a most sympathetic letter to the relatives. Private Marie was well known in Jersey, having been employed by the Parish, especially on the steam roller. To the bereaved family we tender our sincere condolences.



Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Alfred John Marie

Private Alfred John Marie
1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment

Third son of the late James Francis Marie & Mrs Marie of 12 Belmont Road, St Helier, Jersey

Killed in action, aged 42 years.


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