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Mauger, G E

Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India

Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India

Now known to be buried in Cawnpore Cantonment New Cemetery

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 19 March 1915

Commemorated on OV Memorial, Jersey
Commemorated on St Saviour's Parish Memorial, Jersey

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 20 March 1915

Death of Mr G E Mauger. The many friends of Mr & Mrs Clarence George Mauger of 37 Gloucester Street will deeply sympathise with them in the loss sustained by the death of their son, George Ernest Mauger, at the early age of 26. The deceased, who at the outbreak of war was a member of the staff of the Head Office of the Capital and Counties Bank, volunteered for service overseas with the 5th East Surrey Territorials and after a training of two months sailed for India last November. He succumbed to an attack of dysentery and died at Cawnpore on 15 March. We beg to tender our sincere condolences to the sorrowing parents.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

(listed as "Manger")

George Ernest Mauger

Private George Ernest Mauger
5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment

Elder son of Mr & Mrs Clarence George Mauger of 37 Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey. Educated at Victoria College. One of two brothers who both fell. Brother of Second Lieutenant Gerald Mauger.

Died of dysentry in Cawnpore, aged 26 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 16 April 1915

Death of a Jerseyman in India. Mr & Mrs Clarence G Mauger of 37 Gloucester Street have received the following letter from the officer commanding the 5th East Surreys in India with reference to the death of their son who joined the Battalion at the outbreak of war and succumbed to an attack of dysentery at Cawnpore last month. The letter speaks for itself and reads

"Cawnpore. March 17 1915. Dear Mr Mauger, Long before you receive this letter you will have heard the sad news of the death of your son who was serving as a Private with my Battalion, and I would like to convey to you and your family my very deepest sympathy with you in your bereavement. During February my Battalion was in camp but two companies had to be left here on Garrison Duty, your son's company being one of them and it appears that he obtained leave to visit Lucknow for a couple of days. Not feeling very well when there he went to the hospital but it was not thought necessary to detain him. However, on his return to Cawnpore he was admitted to our station hospital where in spite of every possible attention he gradually got weaker and weaker and died on 15 March, the actual cause of death was acute dysentery. His body, covered with wreaths and flowers from his comrades and others, was drawn by men of his Company on a gun carriage to the cemetery, the band meanwhile playing suitable music. The whole service was conducted in the military way and it was most impressive. The Chaplain conducted the service and I had the privilege of showing my last respects by reading the Lesson. I have felt extremely grieved at the loss of your son as he was such a straight forward, honest and good young fellow, always setting a good example to his comrades. I know that his comrades have started a subscription for the purpose of putting up a suitable stone on his grave. Please accept the renewal of my very great sympathy for you.

R K HARVEY. Lt Col Commanding 5th Battalion East Surrey Regiment."