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World War Two Roll of Honour - C


Historian Ian Ronayne has produced this listing of Jersey men and women, residents and those with strong connections to the island who lost their lives in conflict in the Second World War. It enlarges on the official Roll of Honour produced by a States Committee in 1982, including a significant number of new names.

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Index to Roll of Honour - C

Name Rank Unit Date of death Status
Camfield, Harold Rueben [1] Sergeant 150 Squadron 5 June 1942 Confirmed
Candlin, Arthur George [2] Captain 10th Baluch Regiment 19 June 1942 Confirmed
Carey, John Antony [3] Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery 23 May 1940 Confirmed
Carr, Patrick [4] Private Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 8 January 1941 Confirmed
Carrel, Gerald [5] Flight Sergeant 35 Squadron 20 February 1944 Confirmed
Carter, Ronald Helier [6] Sub-Lieutenant HMLCT 630 8 July 1943 Confirmed
Cavanagh, Michael Francis [7] Sergeant Leicestershire Regiment 23 September 1944 Confirmed
Cazine, Louis Armand [8] Marechal des Logis Dépôt d'artillerie n°33 20 June 1940 Confirmed
Chadbolt, William Arthur [9] Civilian 19 April 1941 Confirmed
Channing, Reuben Holly [10] Pioneer Corps 17 June 1940 Confirmed
Channing, Maurice Henry [11] Royal Corps of Signals 17 December 1944 Confirmed
Chitterden, V [12] Candidate
Cliffe, William Joseph [13] Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 22 August 1944 Confirmed
Clifton, Alfred [14] Private Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) 13 June 1947 Confirmed
Clynes, Andrew [15] CQS Royal Pioneer Corps 2 January 1947 Confirmed
Cockburn, Arthur Balcombe [16] Civilian 8 March 1944 Confirmed
Cohu, Clifford John [17] Civilian 20 September 1944 Confirmed
Cole, Richard Hopkiss [18] Lieutenant Hampshire Regiment 25 January 1944 Confirmed
Coleman, Godfrey William Adoph [19] Civilian 28 June 1940 Confirmed
Collett, Herbert Charles [20] Sapper Royal Engineers 8 July 1944 Confirmed
Cooke, Paul [21] Second Lieutenant Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry 28 May 1940 Confirmed
Coombs, Edward Reginald [22] Private Royal Army Ordnance Corps 3 October 1940 Confirmed
Coombs, Basil Edward [23] Lieutenant HMS Hermes 16 December 1939 Confirmed
Cope, Edward Arthur Shazell [24] Lieutenant Colonel Royal Indian Army Service Corps 5 June 1945 Confirmed
Coplestone, Anthony Drake [25] Pilot Officer RAFVR 22 September 1940 Confirmed
Corbett, Guy Trevor [26] Sergeant 12 June 1941 Confirmed
Cornish, John Charles Ronald [27] Lieutenant Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 2 July 1944 Confirmed
Coulton, Derek Courtenay [28] Lieutenant Royal Tank Regiment 5 June 1942 Contender
Coutanche, Charles [29] Civilian 10 June 1943 Confirmed
Coutanche, Douglas Owen Wilbur [30] Civilian 9 October 1943 Confirmed
Crees, Albany Edward [31] Private Hampshire Regiment 8 July 1940 Confirmed
Creswell, Richard Martyn [32] Captain King's African Rifles 19 May 1941 Confirmed
Crill, John Sydney [33] Major Hampshire Regiment 28 August 1944 Confirmed
Cross, John [34] Sergeant 434 (RCAF) Squadron 22 September 1943 Confirmed
Cross, John [35] Cook MV San Delfino 10 April 1942 Confirmed
Cunningham, William John [36] Air Gunner 26 May 1940 Confirmed
Cabre Blanc, Jose Occupation Workforce
Cameron, David Ordinary Mechanic 4th Class HMS Charybdis 23 October 1943
Conan, Roger Occupation Workforce 11 February 1942
Coppin, Marcel Occupation Workforce

Notes and references

Please note that some entries for persons who have not been clearly identified and for whom no local connection has been established, have been omitted, but will be added to the list if more information becomes available

  1. He left Victoria College in 1939 for a job in London then joined the RAF in November 1940. He was lost over Holland in a Wellington bomber while returning from a raid against Essen
  2. The eldest son of George and Ellen Frances Candlin, nee Binns, of St Helier, he was killed accidently while on active service in India in 1942, when he was 26 years old
  3. The son of Lt Col John Lionel Romilly Carey, formerly Royal Artillery, and Mary Gertrude, nee Dobson, of St Brelade. He married Dorothy Margaret Shaw, of Bedhampton. He was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey. He died of wounds in France, at the age of 22, but his body was returned to the UK for burial.
  4. The brother of Mrs Peggy Audrain. Before enlisting he worked for Farley of First Tower. His brother Tommy was a local rubgy player. He was first reported missing at Dunkirk, then news came that he was a prisoner of war. He died the following January, at the age of 20, while in captivity, and was buried at Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery.
  5. The 20-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Philip Carrel of St Martin, and stepson of Louise Carrel, he was baptised Philip Gerald, but probably went by Gerald to avoid confusion with his father. An air gunner, he was lost when his Halifax bomber failed to return from a raid on Leipzig, and he is buried in Berlin War Cemetery. Brother of Ray and Daphne
  6. The son of Charles and Blanche, nee Coyer, of Alterum, Coast Road, Greve d'Azzette, St Clement. A member of the Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club and Toc H, he was on the staff of John Tyler's King Street branch before the war. He left the island in June 1940 and joined-up; commissioned early in 1943. He was on a landing ship tank when it struck a mine off the coast of Tunisia. Struck by a stray bullet while attempting to dispose of the mine and died while being carried ashore
  7. The eldest son of Fred and Violet May Cavanagh, of 27 Chevalier Road, St Helier and brother of Fred, of 21 Wellington Park, Wellington Road. He was educated at Vauxhall School and De La Salle. He was 27 when he was killed in the Italian Campaign. He is buried at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. His father also served in the armed forces.
  8. Born in Cherbourg-Octeville on 22 May 1902, he was the second son of Alice Marie Vitel, nee Marquer, and stepson of Augustin Francoise Marie Vitel, of 29 Great Union Road, St Helier. His brother Marcel also served in the French Army, with the 378th Alpine Infantry. He had a wide circle of friends in Jersey, where he worked for many years as maitre d'hotel at the Ommaroo Hotel, and later at the Bouley Bay Hotel. He visited the island on leave prior to his death. Attached to 350th Regiment Artillery, he fell at Avallon in the Department of Yonne on 20 June 1940 in his 39th year
  9. The son of M A Chadbolt, of 43 Melville Road, and husband of Violet Shadbolt, of 41 Oxford Road, St Helier, and then 30 Beacontree Avenue, Dagenham. In the Fire Guard Service, he was killed at Beacontree Avenue during an enemy air raid
  10. Born in 1901, the son of William James Channing and Jane, nee Dethan, of 6 Mulcaster Street, St Helier and husband of Kathleen, of Shinfield, Berkshire. The second youngest of 14 children, he was educated at the National School in Don Street and worked as a fish saleman before the war and was well-known in local fishing circles. He joined the Army in 1939 and served in France. He died in the sinking of RMT Lancastria off Saint Nazaire. His nephew, who was also serving and onboard the ship, saw his uncle in the water. First cousin of Maurice Henry Channing (below)
  11. Eldest son of Thomas Henry Channing of 4 Lempriere Street, St Helier, and his third wife, Martha Loftus, nee Marks, he was present at Dunkirk, later suffering from serious health problems. He died at Lincoln Military Hospital after being invalided out of the service. He was the first cousin of Reuben Channing (see above)
  12. There is a Jersey Archive record for a claim under the Channel Islands Rehabilitation Scheme for damage to 46 St Clement's Road, a property belonging to V Chittenden, with an estimated loss of £50. The name does not appear among Occupation ID registrations, but it is possible that he died during the Occupation, which would have led to the destruction of his card
  13. Son of Annie Cliffe, and stepson of Ernest Albert Moorhouse, of La Prevalaie, Grouville. He was 20 years old when he died in Normandy and was buried at Vauville Churchyard, which is on the Manche coast some 50 kilometres north of Jersey
  14. The son of Susan Ann Clifton, of St Helier, he returned to Jersey after serving with the Green Howards and died at the age of 27 in the summer of 1947. He is buried at Mont a l'Abbe New Cemetery. No details are available of where he was fighting when injured
  15. The son of Thomas and Agnes Clynes and husband of Louise Florence Clynes of St Helier. He died at the age of 52 in 1947 and was buried in Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool. No details are available of where he was fighting when injured
  16. Husband of Ivy Winifred Cockburn, of Rosa, Mont a l'Abbe, St Helier. Interned with his family at Biberach, where he died in 1944
  17. Born in Guernsey and ordained to the priesthood, after serving in India he moved to Jersey to live at Holly Lodge, Five Oaks. Nominated as acting-Rector of St Saviour in 1940, he also served as hospital chaplain. Arrested in 1943 for spreading anti-German messages he was sentenced and imprisoned in France and Germany. He died of ill treatment in Zöschen Forced Labour Re-Education Camp, near Halle
  18. No information has been found about the death of Lieutenant Cole, nor whether he had any connection to Jersey, other than serving in the Hampshire Regiment, which had a Jersey Battalion
  19. Husband of Florence Harriet Coleman, with whom he had one child. Possibly a jeweller who worked for CT Maine, having come to the island a few months before his death. He reportedly died at the General Hospital of wounds received during the bombing raid, although another report states that he died on the Albert Pier.
  20. The youngest son of John Thomas Collett and Ellen Mary, nee Pepprell, of 23 Cheapside, St Helier. Married just before he left Jersey, with a young child, to Joyce Annie, nee Noel, of Maufant, St Saviour. He was a plumber before the war, employed by L T Stone of Old Street, St Helier, a popular member of Caesarean Cycling Club and staunch member of St Andrew's Church. He died at the age of 27 in Normandy, a month after D-Day, and is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery
  21. The only son of William and Dora Cooke, of Slough, Buckinghamshire. He attended Victoria College between 1926 and 1929, when his father was manager of Barclays Bank in Jersey. He continued his education at Oxford and played rugby for England. He joined up on the outbreak of war and served with the BEF in France and Belgium, before being killed in action at Commines.
  22. Edward wrote to his father after arriving in Egypt in 1940
    The son of John Edward and Elsie Ida Coombs, of 1 Grove Street, St Helier. Brothers Jack and Gordon. A keen footballer and table tennis player, he worked at F Le Gallais and as a storekeeper at the Merton Hotel before joining up on the outbreak of war. Sent to Egypt shortly after enlisting and died there at the age of 25. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
  23. The eldest son of Captain T and Mrs Coombs of North Wootton Bassett, Hampshire and married to Joan Dorothy Tween of Rockstone, Le Rocque. Served as an air observer flying Fairey Swordfish from HMS Hermes, which was stationed in Dakar to operate against enemy raiders and blockade runners. Killed in a flying accident while on a night training exercise when his aircraft ditched. Buried at Bel Air Cemetery, Dakar
  24. Son of Edwin Ruffle Cope, formerly of the Royal Artillery, and Jessie Petherick, nee Shazell, of Purley, Surrey; husband of Simmone Clair, nee Le Maistre, who formerly lived at Beaumont. He died in India at the age of 43 and is buried in Delhi War Cemetery
  25. The son of barrister William Drake Coplestone and Edith Mary, of Gorey, he was an observer in a Blenheim bomber, aged 29, and was killed when the aircraft crashed while on a training exercise over Wales. It had taken off at RAF Upwood and crashed in fog into the summit of Garn Wen in the Brecon Beacons. He was buried at St John Churchyard, Boldre, Hampshire
  26. Formerly employed as a tea-taster at Coopers and Co. He was a popular member of the Sylvans Cricket Team and also played for St Lukes. He married Barbara Virginia Queree in April 1940 and shortly afterwards he left Jersey to join the RAF as a gunner. She had a five-month-old baby when he died. Aged 29, he was on a training mission over the Bristol Channel when his plane was lost. His body washed ashore at Burnham-on-Sea
  27. Son of Alfred and Louisa Cornish of La Chasse House, La Chasse, St Helier. He was a butcher, presumably working for his father's business in the Central Market, before he joined up soon after the outbreak of war, serving initially in the RASC and then being transferred to the Highlanders. At the time of his death at Gavrus, near Caen, at the age of 31 he was an acting major. He is buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery. He was married to Mollie Sarah, nee Farndon, and they had a daughter Valerie in July 1943
  28. Born in Totness, the youngest son of the late Walter Elliot and Lucy Elizabeth Coulton of Buckfastleigh, Devon, and married to Sylvia Joy (nee Provost) of Paington, Devon. Lieutenant in the Tank Corps, he was killed in action on 5 June 1942 in North Africa aged 28. We have not been able to establish his connection to Jersey
  29. Of Grand Mourier, St John. Killed when hit by a train passing though his farm's fields. The line had been laid by the Germans and Mr Coutanche, who was 63 and profoundly deaf, was putting out his cows at the time and was killed instantly. Married to Emily Frances, nee Paisnel; five children
  30. Son of Lionel and Emma Florence, nee Jarnet of Les Chasses, Coin Hatain, St Lawrence. Badly injured by an explosive that went off after he picked it up in a field close to his home, he died in the ambulance on route to the hospital. Age unknown
  31. Albany Edward Crees' attestation when re-enlisting in the Militia in 1940
    Son of Frank Edward and Rebecca, nee Reeves; husband of Ada Emma, nee Noel. Father of Ethel Laura, Arthur Albany and Raymond Frank. Late of Lorina, Dicq Road. For many years a coach painter and sign-writer with a business in Dorset Street. Volunteered for service with Militia although he had already served in Great War. Died at the age of 55 and buried at Parkhurst Military Cemetery
  32. The son of Frank Stenhouse and Ethel Maud Creswell and husband of Dorothy Esmee Creswell whose parents were Mr and Mrs R Clifton, of 26 Midvale Road, St Helier. He was 39 years old and serving in Ethiopia when he was killed. He is buried at Addis Ababa War Cemetery
  33. The eldest son of Sydney George and Olive, nee Le Gros, of Dalmeny, Samares, St Clement. Brother of Peter, later Bailiff of Jersey. After leaving Victoria College he studied law in England before returning to Jersey and setting up a legal practice at 20 Hill Street. He was was commissioned into the Militia in Jan 1940 and later applied for overseas service, joining an anti-aircraft battery. Deafness kept him from full active service, but he served in Normandy with a civil affairs unit. Killed at Melun by an enemy shell aged 29
  34. The only son of John and Amelie Louise Cross, of The Glen, Beaumont. Educated at De La Salle College and a prominent member of the BOBA. He left Jersey in October 1939 to join the RAF. Possibly died when a Royal Canadian Air Force Halifax was lost on 22 September 1943. Buried in Hanover War Cemetery
  35. Died at the age of 25 when the San Delfino was torpedoed off the east coast of the USA. At 0347 on 10 April 1942 the unescorted tanker carrying 11,000 tons of aviation spirit collected in Houston, Texas, was hit by one torpedo from U-203 east of Cape Hatteras, but without any visible effect. A spread of two torpedoes fired in a second attack at 0351 missed, but the next torpedo at 0508 hit and sank the tanker. The U-boat needed altogether seven torpedoes to sink the ship. 24 crew members and four gunners were lost. The master, 19 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMS Norwich City and landed at Morehead City, North Carolina.
  36. Known as 'Bob', he formerly lived with his aunt at 3 The Avenue, Greve D'Azette, St Clement.
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