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Vibert, J E

St Saviour's Cemetery

St Saviour's Cemetery, Jersey.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 7 November 1916

The Sick Room. We regret to learn that Commander J Este Vibert, RN, is lying seriously ill at his residence and that on Saturday night an operation was performed which so far has proved successful, but his condition still causes great anxiety.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 14 November 1916

The Sick Room. We are pleased to hear that Commander Este Vibert's condition has greatly improved and he is making satisfactory progress towards recovery.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 11 July 1917

Sudden Death of a Well Known Resident. It is with regret that we announce the death of Commander John Este Vibert which took place suddenly last evening at his residence, 5 Belgrave Terrace, Dicq Road. The deceased, who was 49, was the son of the late Mr Vibert who for many years conducted a scholastic establishment at St Aubins. Adopting the Royal Navy as a career he rose rank by rank in the Engineering Section of the service until he obtained the rank of Commander. He was compelled, however, some 2 years ago to retire from the Service owing to the precarious state of his health and during the intervening period he has resided in Jersey and has made himself extremely popular with a large section of the community. Last evening whilst at supper he was suddenly seized with illness and before his medical attendant could be summoned he had passed away. A certificate was subsequently issued stating that death was due to failure of the hearts action. The deceased was a member of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and a regular attendant at St Lukes Church, where the first portion of the burial service is to be conducted on Friday afternoon. To his widow and all other members of the bereaved family we would tender our respectful sympathy.

John Este Vibert

Engineer Commander John Este Vibert
Royal Navy. HMS "Leviathan"

Son of John Este Vibert & Fanny Vibert of St Aubin's School, Jersey.

Died of heart failure in Jersey, aged 49 years.

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 11 July 1917

Commemorated on St Saviours Parish Memorial

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 14 July 1917

The Late Commander J E Vibert. The mortal remains of the late Commander John Este Vibert RN retired, who died somewhat suddenly on Tuesday evening were laid to rest yesterday afternoon in St Saviours cemetery. The first portion of the burial service was held at St Lukes Church which the deceased regularly attended. The body rested in the church since the previous evening, the coffin, which was of polished oak with brass mounts, being covered with the Union Jack, tall candles being placed at either side of it. The breast plate was inscribed as follows "John Este Vibert Commander RN retired. Died 10 July 1917 aged 49". The service which was timed for 3 o'clock was fully choral. On the coffin beside the floral tribute sent by the widow was the deceased's sword, service belt and name ribbons of the ships on which he had served. A number of other choice floral tributes were also sent by friends, these during the service were in the chancel while they were subsequently placed on the top of the glass panelled hearse to be taken to the cemetery