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Syvret, E H

Mont l'Abbe New Cemetery, Jersey

Mont l'Abbe New Cemetery, Jersey


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 25 March 1915

Death of a Militiaman. We regret to have to record the death of a young militiaman of the Town Battalion. Private Edward Hocquard Syvret passed away last evening at his parents residence, 2 Lurline, Greve d'Azette after a short illness. The deceased who was in his 20th year was formerly employed at Dunsfords Ltd and latterly at Mr C T Maine and was highly respected by all he came into contact with. He contracted a chill whilst on outpost duty and this turned into meningitis from which the unfortunate militiaman succumbed. The interment, which in all probability will be of a military nature, is fixed for Saturday at 3pm. The first portion of the burial service taking place at St Helier Parish Church

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 29 March 1915

Funeral of a Militiaman. The streets of the Town were lined with large and sympathetic crowds on Saturday afternoon when the mortal remains of the late Mr Edward Hocquard Syvret, a Private in the Town Battalion who passed away on Wednesday last aged 19 years and 6 months as the result of a chill contracted whilst on out-post duty, were laid to rest. The cortege left the residence of the deceased's parents in Greve d'Azette at 3 o'clock for St Helier Parish Church where the first portion of the burial service was impressively conducted by the Very Reverend The Dean. The procession made up of the Firing Party of the Town Battalion, the Militia Brigade Band and the buglers of the Town Battalion followed the glass hearse containing the coffin, which was covered with the Union Jack on which rested the deceased's hat and sidearm together with several beautiful floral tributes, a number of these were also placed on top of the hearse, the rear of the cortege was brought up by a party of NCOs and men from the Town Battalion. Several of the past and present pupils of the West End School, of which scholastic establishment the deceased was a former pupil, lined the pathway of the churchyard and the cortege passed through their ranks into the church. At the conclusion of the service at the Parish Church the cortege reformed and wended its way to Mont a l'Abbe cemetery where the interment took place. The obsequies here, needless to say, were very impressive, the usual Military Honours being accorded.

Edward Hocquard Syvret

Private Edward Hocquard Syvret
3rd (or Town) Battalion, Royal Militia of the Island of Jersey

(Photograph courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas)

Son of Edward & Alice Elvina (nee Le Boutillier) of 2 Lurline, Greve d'Azette, Jersey.

Died of influenza/meningitis at the home of his parents, aged 19 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 25 March 1915


Commemorated on St Clements Parish Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate

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