|Date of birth:||1888|
|Place of birth:||St Helier, Jersey|
|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.
Archibald James b. 1886 d. ?? Married Mary Le Masurier.
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.”
|Published:||5th October 2016|
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