Harold Wilfred Jouget

Date of birth: 1888
Place of birth: St Helier, Jersey
Regiment: Northamptonshire
Battalion: 1st
Rank / Service No: Private, 6536
Died: 24th October 1914, aged 26 years
Buried: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium (Plot VII, Row B, Grave 17)

 

Harold was the second of 3 children born to James and Helena Louise Jouget; the 1911 Census they married in 1892.

 

Both parents were born in St. Helier, Helena in 1857 and James in 1860. the only known death in the family (apart from Harold) was James, who died in the town in 1934.

 

Siblings 

Archibald James   b. 1886   d. ??   Married Mary Le Masurier.

Harold Wilfred

Gladys Helena   b. 1898   d. ??

 

 

It is known that Harold was on Malta at the time of the 1911 Census.

 

He enlisted into his regiment in Southampton and they landed at Le Havre on 13 August, as part of the 2nd Brigade in the 1st Division.

By October 1914, the division was preparing for the First Battle of Ypres (19 October – 22 November).

 

Harold lost his life during the last stages of the Battle of Langemarck (21 – 24 October), where the 1st Division was used to plug holes in the Allied lines during a ferocious German attack.

 

Harold was one of many burials brought in from approximately 30 surrounding burial sites after the Armistice.

 

There are now 2,791 Commonwealth WW1 dead in the cemetery, of which 1,369 are unidentified.

 

Harold’s headstone reads: “For King and country.”

 

 

Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 5th October 2016
Updated:

 

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