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Pallot, E P

Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension

Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, near Cambrai

Educated at Victoria College
Commemorated on OV Memorial

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 12 December 1917

Roll of Honour. The full sympathy of all our readers will be extended to Mr Charles Pallot of 56 Halkett Place when we state that he has received the sad news of the death in action of his only surviving son, Ernest Philip Pallot of the London Scottish. The late soldier was educated at Victoria College and completed his studies of the German language in Germany, being a splendid linguist he entered the clerical department of Messrs Thomas Cook & Sons, the famous travel agents, and in the service of that firm travelled extensively, notably in Egypt and Italy. At the outbreak of war he was in Paris and later in that year he returned to Jersey and enrolled in the RMIJ. Early in the present year he joined the London Scottish and being a splendid specimen of manhood he made a most efficient soldier in this smart corps. He was on leave in Jersey in May and shortly afterwards proceeded to France. Mr Pallot, in addition to the official notification, has received the following letter from his son's platoon commander "On 23rd November during an attack on the enemy trenches he was shot by a sniper. Death was instantaneous and his body has been interred in a suitable resting place amongst his comrades. His perseverance and determination to prove himself useful was evident under all circumstances and his efforts were greatly appreciated by his comrades as well as myself. We hope you will be able to gain a little consolation from the knowledge that he died like a gentleman with his face to the foe". The late gallant officer was 28 and unmarried and was held in the highest respect locally. We add our own sincere condolences to the many expressions of sympathy Mr Pallot and the family have received.

Ernest Philip Pallot

Private Ernest Philip Pallot
14th Battalion, County of London Battalion (London Scottish) London Regiment

Ernest Philip Pallot

Only son of Charles & Lydia Pallot of 56 Halkett Place, St Helier, Jersey

Killed by a sniper, aged 28 years

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 12 December 1917

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Pictures courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas & Victoria College, Jersey