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Mont l'Abbe New Cemetery, Jersey

Mont l'Abbe New Cemetery, Jersey

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 24 December 1918

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 27 December 1918

Military Funeral. With Military Honours the mortal remains of the late Walter (Boy) Orange, fifth son of the late Mr W Orange of Beau Sejour, Queens Road, were laid to rest this morning at Mont a l'Abbe cemetery. The deceased, who was 20, died at the above address on Christmas Eve as a direct result of disease contracted whilst in the Field Artillery and consequently the firing party and bearers were provided by the local Royal Garrison Artillery, who met the cortege at St Helier parish church where the first portion of the burial service was impressively carried out by the Very Reverend the Dean. The remains were enclosed in a polished oak coffin with electro-plated mountings, this was covered with the Union Jack and bore the following inscription "Walter Orange. Died 24 December 1918 in his 20th year". At the conclusion of the church service the cortege proceeded to Mont a l'Abbe cemetery headed by the firing party, and the Dean having read the committal prayers the usual Military Honours were accorded, the three volleys being fired and the Last Post sounded.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

Accepted for commemoration by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in June 2011

Harold Charles Mutton

Gunner Walter Orange
Royal Field Artillery

Fifth son of the late Walter & Mrs Florence Orange of Beau Sejour, Queens Road, St Helier, Jersey. Educated at Victoria College

Died, aged 19 years, of pulmonary tuberculosis whilst recovering at home from double pneumonia.

Commemorated on OV Memorial
and on St Helier Parish Church Memorial

Picture courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas