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World War Two Roll of Honour - D


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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 - D

Name Rank Unit Date of death Status
D'Aguilar, Lilian Maud [1] Civilian 28 September 1940 Confirmed
Dance, William George [2] Leading Air Fitter HMS Daedalus [3] 11 March 1941 Confirmed
Dauvin, Francis Albert [4] Able Seaman HMS Cossack 23 October 1941 Confirmed
Davenport, Michael Orne [5] Flight Lieutenant 16 June 1942 Confirmed
De Carteret, Harvey George [6] Lieutenant Royal Artillery 8 January 1945 Contender
De Gruchy, Douglas Hugh [7] Sergeant 1 November 1942 Confirmed
De Gruchy, Cyril [8] Private Australian Army Service Corps 15 November 1943 Confirmed
De La Cour, Gifford Melville [9] Mate MV Pacific Coast 9 November 1939 Confirmed
De La Cour, John George [10] Stoker 1st Class HMS Arrow 4 August 1943 Confirmed
De La Haye, Charles Francis [11] 11 March1943 Confirmed
De La Haye, Francis Charles [12] Lance Corporal Dorsetshire Regiment 11 July 1947 Confirmed
De La Haye, Nelson John [13] Flight Sergeant 90 Squadron 25 June 1944 Confirmed
De Moulpied, Thomas Samuel [14] Civilian 7 February 1944 Contender
De St George, Edward Owen [15] Able Seaman HMS Hood 24 May 1941 Confirmed
De Turville, Gerald Olivier Marcel Massip [16] Flying Officer 51 Squadron 13 May 1943 Confirmed
Dean, Thomas Charles Harold [17] Sergeant RAFVR 10 March 1946 Confirmed
Delamont, George Edwin [18] Sergeant Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 11 July 1944 Confirmed
Delanoe, Louis Ernest [19] Sapper Royal Engineers 18 May 1941 Confirmed
Desvergez, Francis Pierre Louis [20] Able Seaman HMS Exeter 16 April 1944 Confirmed
Dimery, Arthur [21] Civilian 4 April 1944 Confirmed
Dimond, Herbert William [22] Sergeant Royal Army Service Corps 13 October 1943 Confirmed
Dix, Robert Alexander [23] Civilian 8 February 1942 Confirmed
Doel, Albert Edward [24] Driver Royal Army Service Corps 29 May 1940 Confirmed
Dorey, John Baudains [25] Private Royal Army Ordnance Corps 14 January 1946 Confirmed
Dorey, Charles [26] Captain and Quartermaster 17th/21st Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps 25 August 1947 Contender
Drayton, William George [27] Flight Sergeant 234 Squadron 27 October 1942 Confirmed
Drouin, Arthur Hodgson [28] Able Seaman HMS Rajputana 13 April 1941 Confirmed
Du Feu, Herbert James [29] Private Suffolk Regiment 15 April 1944 Confirmed
Du Feu, Ronald Henry [30] Private Hampshire Regiment 6 March 1943 Confirmed
Du Feu, Reginald John [31] Petty Officer Stoker HMS Holcombe 12 December 1943 Confirmed
Duchemin, Henry Albert [32] Fireman ss Mersey 20 April 1940 Confirmed
ASSOCIATED CASUALTY LIST
Dexant, Eugene Occupation Workforce
Dexant, Georges Occupation Workforce 8 July 1942
Drake, James Musician HMS Charybdis 23 October 1943
Duncan, Hector Able Seaman HMS Charybdis 23 October 1943

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. This includes some names which are included in the official 1982 Roll of Honour, with no supporting information

  1. The daughter of Philippe and Mary Ann, nee Laurens of Jersey and widow of Captain Lionel George Henry D'Aguilar, of 68 Comeragh Road, Fulham. She was injured on 27 September 1940, at home and died at St Mary Abbot's Hospital.
  2. The son of George William and Eva Dance of St Saviour. Aged 28 when he died. Buried at Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery
  3. An airfield at Lee-on-Solent
  4. The son of Louisa Mary Dauvin, of Brickfield Dream Cottage, Bellozane, St Helier, and married to Lilian Francis, nee Le Geyt, who evacuated from the island before the Occupation to live at Stamshaw, Portsmouth. He served as a boy sailor in the Great War, passing into reserve subsequently, before being recalled at the outbreak of war. Prior to rejoining he was a farmworker. HMS Cossack, a Tribal-class destroyer, was torpedoed by the German submarine U-563 and sank four days later. Francis Dauvin was 39 when he died, and he is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
  5. The son of Alexander and Dorothy Gresham, nee Bois; and husband of Diana, of Drayton Parslow, Buckinghamshire. Killed on his 28th birthday in an aircraft accident while flying a Beaufighter with the Torpedo Development Unit at Gosport
  6. The younger son of Harvey Forbes and Nellie de Carteret, of Guston, Kent. He joined up in March 1940, serving initially in the UK on anti-aircraft duties. His battery landed in in France in 1944, taking part in fighting there and in Belgium. He died of wounds following injury by an exploding shell
  7. Son of Percy John and Margaret de Gruchy of Gunnersbury Park, Middlesex. Joined the Royal Air Force in 1940, Sergeant (1942); Missing, lost without trace between Gibraltar and Bathurst, Gambia, then presumed killed in action, aged 22. He was serving in Ferry Command, RAF, flying in a Wellington. His name is on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt
  8. Son of Sidney and Marion de Gruchy, of Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia. Worked as a labourer before the war. He died of illness while a Japanese prisoner of war, in Thailand, at the age of 24 and buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  9. Born in Acton, the Son of Gifford and Marie de la Cour and husband of Theodora Mary de la Cour, of Lower Bebington, Birkenhead. His paternal grandparents were both from Jersey. Died when his ship caught fire while discharging fuel in Brest in November 1939 for British forces stationed in France. His two-year-old daughter Pam died in an air raid on Birkenhead in March 1941
  10. Son of George John De La Cour and of Jane Seale, nee Horman, of Noirmont Manor Cottage, St Brelade and later of Market Harborough, Leicestershire. He was 19 when serving on HMS Arrow in Algiers harbour, when she was alongisde an ammunition ship which blew up
  11. The son of Charles and Clara Edith De La Haye, of Glenside Lodge, Bel Royal. He joined the Merchant Navy as a boy seaman at the age of 16. After some time he returned to work with his father in the island but rejoined the Merchant Navy on the outbreak of war. His twin brother Francis Charles (below) also served and died in while serving in 1947. He was admitted to Redhill Hospital, Middlesex with tuberculosis. His parents received one message to say that he was ill, then another ten days later to say he had died
  12. The son of Francis Charles and Clara De La Haye of Glenside, Bel Royal, and husband of Stella Mary of Clowne, Derbyshire. They married in 1943 and had one child. He served for for 18 months before being invalided out of the forces. He spent time in a sanitorium and after Liberation he returned to Jersey where he died of heart failure and tuberculosis.
  13. The communal grave at Fruges Communal Cemetery, shared by Nelson John de la Haye (third gravestone from left) and his flying colleagues
    Son of Alfred John and Lilian Annie, nee Buesnel, of 66 Roseville Street, St Helier and husband of Doris Constance L'Abbe, nee Dale. Eduacted at the Jersey Modern School and later worked for Beghins. Left island in June 1940, joining RAF to serve with Bomber Command. Killed in action while in a Lancaster attacking targets at Rimeux in the Pas de Calais.
  14. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs De Moupied, and known as 'Tommy', he was buried alive in an air raid shelter in the Parade that collapsed.
  15. Known as Teddy, the only son of Edward Owen and Mabel Clarice Maud De St George, of 15 Hue Street, St Helier. Educated at St Paul's School and later worked for builders P and R K Troy before joining the Navy.
  16. Son of Edmond Massip and of Jeanne Felicie de Turville, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He attended Victoria College between 1931 and 1939 where he achieved considerable recognition as a sportsman and prefect. Worked on a publication in London subsequently until 1940, when he joined the RAF. Killed in action over Germany on his 28th operational flight
  17. The son of William and Annie Maude Dean, of Valency, Faldouet, St Martin and husband of Margaret.An all-round sportsman, he joined-up soon after the outbreak of war. He died in Jersey, aged 38, after transfer from a UK hospital where he had been ill for some time.
  18. The son of William and Louise Delamont and husband of Agnes, nee Eve, of Lockwood, Five Oaks, St Saviour, and 2 Tocque Villas, Lewis Street. Employed for several years as a lorry driver by Parish of St Saviour. He died in Normandy a few weeks after D-Day and is buried in Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery
  19. Listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as the son of Peter Joseph and Augustine Marie Delaone, of St Clement. He was 22 years old when he died and is buried at Akureyri Cemetery in Iceland
  20. Born in Trinity, the son of Peter Louis and Yvonne Desvergez, and husband of Nellie May, of Turnchapel Devon, he was 44 years old when he died while a prisoner of the Japanese after the sinking of his ship, and is buried in Ambon War Cemetery
  21. Born in Cheltenham, he was working in Jersey as a gardener when the Occupation began. Arrested in 1942 for listening to the radio, he was one of the members of the St Saviour wireless case. Imprisoned in France and Germany, he died of ill treatment at the Laufen Internment Camp.
  22. The son of George Henry and Anna Dimond and husband of Helene, nee Banck, of 3 Aquila Road, St Helier. Known as 'Bert', he was a former employee of the JEC who had served during the Great War and remained a reservist afterwads. Called-up on the outbreak of war he died of coronary thrombosis, aged 41, while stationed in the Middle East. He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery
  23. Born in Russia where his father was an agent on a large estate. Known as 'Bob', he studied at Victoria College between 1895 and 1899, having been sent to live with his aunt in the island. After time spent in various international locations, business interests took him to Asia and with United Rubber Plantations in Singapore. Served in the Special Police (Singapore) until killed by a bomb during Japanese attack
  24. The son George Archibald and Frances Doel, of Pontypridd, Glamorgan and married to Elaine Frances Jean, of Seaview Cottage, First Tower
  25. The son of John Amy Dorey and Lilian Mary, nee Baudains, of St Clement. Died at the age of 28 and buried at Torpoint Cemetery. The circumstances of his death, presumably from wounds or illness suffered in conflict, are not known
  26. <Son of Joseph and Lottie Dorey and married to Olive Olwen Dorey of St Saviour, Jersey. Died at the age of 41in England over two years after the end of the war - circumstances unknown. Commemorated at Mortlake Crematorium
  27. Son of William George and Violet Drayton of Bel Royal, St Lawrence. Died when his spitfire was lost over the Channel
  28. The sinking of HMS Rajputana
    Born in Guernsey, the son of George Henry and Harriet of Jersey and husband of Maria Drouin of Chelsea, London, he served in the Great War with the Leicestershire Regiment and then joined the Royal Navy at the beginning of World War Two. He was serving on HMS Rajputana, an armed merchant cruiser and one of the largest ships sunk in WW2 when it was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-108 west of Reykjavik. He was one of 40 crew who went down with the ship, a former P&O Liner
  29. Son of Mr and Mrs Du Feu, of Jersey, and husband of Annie Du Feu of Glasgow, he was 24 years old when killed in Burma and is commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial.
  30. The elder son of Philip and Eugene du Feu, of Somerleigh, St Martin, who moved to Brooklyn Villas, Ann Street, St Helier in 1942. Husband of Yvonne, of 1 Brooklyn Villas, Ann Street, St Helier and then Wembley, Middlesex. He had a son called Ronald. Formerly employed as a carpenter by Farley of First Tower. He was 26 years old when he died fighting in Tunisia, where he is commemorated on the Medjez el Bab Memorial
  31. Eldest son of Alfred Edward and Matilda Victoria Du Feu, of Old St John's Road, St Helier, Married with a young daughter to Mary, of Eastbourne, Sussex. Educated at La Motte Street Elementary School and then worked for Boudin in Bath Street. He was on HMS Durban when the ship led the last convoy out of Singapore. He was 31 when on HMS Holcombe, an escort destroyer, which was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean off Algeria
  32. Youngest son of the late Mrs Duchemin of Beaumont and husband of Selina Duchemin of Goole, Yorkshire. He was aged 47 when one of 14 men who drowned when the steamer hit a mine off the coast of England, sinking in three minutes. He had served in the Royal Navy during Great War, taking part in Battle of Jutland
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