Almorah Cemetery, St. Helier, Jersey
Son of Joseph & Margaret Cheney of St Helier, Jersey.
Employed by Victoria Dairy
Died at the General Hospital Jersey of double pneumonia,
aged 26 years.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey
Evening Post of Monday 8 February 1915
Death of a Militiaman. We regret to have
to record the death of another Militiaman Corporal W
Cheney of the 3rd or Town Battalion RMIJ which occurred
early yesterday morning at the General Hospital from
double pneumonia. The deceased was very popular with
his comrades and the news of his death came as a great
shock to his many friends, especially as he had only
been admitted to the hospital a couple of days previously.
The Corporal had for several years past been employed
by the Victoria Dairy and had been exempt from military
duty for some time. About 2 weeks ago he resumed his
duty with his Company and contracted a cold which he
was unable to shake off and gradually getting worse
he passed away as stated. To the deceased's relatives
and friends we beg to offer our sincere sympathy in
their bereavement. The funeral of the late Corporal
Cheney will take place tomorrow afternoon with full
Military Honours the cortege leaving the Parade at 3.00pm
for St Marys & St Peters Church where the first
portion of the burial service will take place, the interment
being at Almorah Cemetery.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Thursday 8 April 1915
Memorial to a Militiaman. So highly respected
was the late Corporal Walter Cheney of A Company 3rd
Battalion RMIJ who, it will be remembered, died through
contracting a chill whilst on Outpost duty, that the
officers, NCOs and men of the Company have decided to
erect a memorial stone on his grave. The work was placed
with Mr Gulliver and the stone, which has now been completed,
will be placed over the Corporal's grave at Almorah
Cemetery within the next few days.
War Graves Commission Certificate