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Thiebot, J F

Vimy Memorial

Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais.

Commemorated on St Brelade Parish Memorial

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 26 September 1916

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record



John Francis Thiebot

Private John Francis Thiebot
31st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Husband of Mary Ann Thiebot (nee Le Brocq)

Killed in action, aged 32 years.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 26 September 1916

Roll of Honour. Another gallant Jersey-Canadian, Private John Francis Thiebot formerly of St Brelades, has made the supreme sacrifice, the soldier having been killed in action on 15 September last. The sad news was conveyed to the widow (nee Mary Ann Le Brocq) by the Officer Commanding A Company of the 31st Battalion Canadians who, being a Jerseyman himself, wrote the following letter with feelings of genuine regret. The letter reads "Dear Mrs Thiebot, It is with great regret that I have to inform you of the death in action of your husband, Private Thiebot of the 31st Battalion. It occurred on the morning of 15 September in an attack on the German positions under heavy machine gun fire. He was shot through the head and death was absolutely painless and instantaneous. During the action your husband behaved with great gallantry and was absolutely without fear, and if he had lived I would have recommended him for promotion. It is actions such as his that reflect great credit on our little Island and I feel his loss more as I am a Jerseyman myself. Please accept my condolences in your bereavement. Yours very sincerely, J H L'AMY, Captain Commanding A Company 31st Battalion. In the field - 18 September 1916". The late Private Thiebot was 32 and had been serving 14 months at the Front and was in Jersey on leave last July. The news of his death will be read with regret by many friends. We tender the widow and daughter our sincere condolences in their bereavement.