Jersey Company Member Record
St Elmo Le Breton
Month Joined:
February 1915
Age (1915)
Jersey Militia Unit
Rank (1915)
Royal Irish Rifles No.
Hampshire Regt. No.
20 Church of England East Battalion Rifleman 4230 29998
Personal History    

The son of Elizabeth, of Gorey Village, Grouville. At the time of joining the Army he was employed as a shopworker for Orviss & Co. His brother Adrian also served in the Jersey Company.

After going to the front with the Jersey Company in December 1915, in March the following year he trained as Observer and as a Sniper. He appears to have excelled as the later, shooting a German sniper that same month. Wounded or ill in April that year, he spent time back in the island on convalescent leave before returning to duty in May. Wounded during the fighting at Guillemont and Ginchy in September 1916, he had returned to active service at the front by early the following year. Serving through 1917, he transfered to 2nd Hampshire Regiment in January 1918 along with most other remaining Jersey Company members. In August that year, during a British advance into Belgium, he was killed in action.


None Available
Notes / Comments Medals
Photo Source(s)
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal N/A
Date of Death:
11 August 1918
Grave Photo
Cemetery / Memorial Photo
Ploegsteert Memorial None Available None Available
Grave / Memorial Reference:
Panel 6