Le Rossignol family members who served in World War 1

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Le Rossignol family members who served in the Great War


Old Victorian Private Wilfred Le Rossignol is buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery after dying of wounds in 1917

Three members of the family lost their lives while serving in the armed forces and a further 13 saw active service in World War 1.

The dates shown are often birth or baptism dates from our database, not necessarily those shown on service records, and parishes shown are parish of birth, where known, not the parish in which individuals were living when they joined up

Four Le Rossignol brothers

Four Le Rossignol brothers from Jersey who served with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in the war. They were the sons of Philip Le Rossignol and Mary Julie Le Fol, of St Brelade. Of the four brothers only two survived the war.

Wilfred John Le Rossignol

Wilfred John Le Rossignol (1894-1918) served under the anglicised name Nightingale with the 14th Bn CEF 92014. He was killed in action on 2 September 1918 in France and is remembered on the Vimy Memorial and the War Memorial at St Brelade.

Edwin Leigh Le Rossignol

Edwin Leigh Le Rossignol (1891-1918) 60th Bn CEF 458150, suffered from shrapnel wounds received at Hooge in 1916. He was discharged from the army and sent back to Canada, but tried to re-attest in 1918. He died on 5 November 1918 and is probably buried in Riviere Sainte Jean, Quebec. He is also remembered on the memorial at St Brelade.

Edmund Theodore Le Rossignol

Edmund Theodore Le Rossignol (1889-1962) served under the anglicised name Nightingale, with 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion, Service No: 10219. He saw action in France, surviving the war. He died in Vancouver Canada on 4 April 1962 and is buried in the Field of Honor Veterans Memorial Park, Surrey, Vancouver.

Walter Philip Le Rossignol

Walter Phillip Le Rossignol (1887-1972) served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Reg No: 273320. He was stationed in England for most of his service ollowing a training accident in which he was injured and nearly drowned. He died in Exeter, Devon in 1972.

Two brothers, sons of Walter and Elizabeth Jane

  • Clifford Frank Le Rossignol (1897- ) (St H), ex-RMIJ, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Herbert W Le Rossignol (1892- ) (St H), Sergeant, Royal Garrison Artillery

  • Edgar Rive Le Rossignol (1886- ) (St B) son of John David and Ann Elizabeth, Air Mechanic, RFC, RAF, ex-RMIJ
  • Frank Abel Le Rossignol (1887- ) (St B) son of Francois and Mary, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Gordon Roy Le Rossignol (1886-1949) (St H) son of Frederick and Harriet, Corporal, Royal Field Artillery
  • Herbert Sorel Le Rossignol OBE (1880- ) (St S), son of Augustin and Edith, husband of Mary Lambert, Major, Royal Garrison Artillery, OV, ex-RMIJ
  • John Louis Le Rossignol (St H), Corporal, RJGB
  • Sydney John Le Rossignol (1884- ) (St P) son of Mary Ann, Private, Somerset Light Infantry
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