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Frank Jerrett

In memory of:

Sergeant Frank Jerrett

October 12, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

1437

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Additional Information


Son of Frederick and Jane E. Jerrett, of Brigus, Port de Grave, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 65 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BEAUMONT-HAMEL (NEWFOUNDLAND) MEMORIAL
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The largest of the battlefield parks established in memory of Newfoundlanders who fell in the First World War is Beaumont Hamel, nine kilometres directly north of the town of Albert. In BEAUMONT HAMEL MEMORIAL PARK, which was officially opened by Earl Haig on June 7, 1925, the monument of the great bronze caribou, emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, stands on the highest point overlooking St John's Road and the slopes beyond. At the base of the statue three tablets of bronze carry the names of over 800 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve, and the Mercantile Marine who gave their lives in the First World War and have no known grave. In the lodge, which houses the reception room for visitors to the Park, a bronze plaque, unveiled in 1961 by the Hon. Joseph Smallwood, Premier of Newfoundland, lists the Battle Honours won by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and pays tribute to its fallen. The park is one of the few in France or Belgium where the visitor can see a Great War battlefield much as it was. The actual trenches are still there and something of the terrible problem of advancing over such country can be appreciated by the visitor. On the first day of the Battle of the Somme, no unit suffered heavier losses than the Newfoundland Regiment, which had gone into action 801 strong. When the roll call of the unwounded was taken next day, only 68 answered their names. The final figures that revealed the virtual annihilation of the Battalion gave a grim count of 233 killed or dead of wounds, 386 wounded, and 91 missing. Every officer who went forward in the Newfoundland attack was either killed or wounded.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Inscription on Beaumont-Hamel Memorial
  • Memorial– These memorial plaques at St-George's Anglican Church, Brigus, NL  are dedicated to Pte. William W. Bartlett, Sergeant Frank Jerrett and Israel M. Plowman.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF PTE. WILLIAM W. BARTLETT NO. 270 B. CO. FIRST N.F.L.D. REGIMENT SON OF JOSEPH AND THE LATE MARY A. BARTLETT WOUNDED IN FRANCE MARCH 2, ADMITTED FIRST AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL ROUEN FRANCE, DIED MARCH 19, 1917 AGED 20 YEARS.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SERGEANT FRANK JERRETT OF THE 1ST NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT SON OF F.G. AND J.E. JERRETT WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON THE BATTLE FIELDS OF FRANCE OCT. 12TH 1916 AGED 22 HIS BODY WAS RECOVERED IN DEC. BY AN AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER AND GIVEN CHRISTIAN BURIAL THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS SORROWING PARENTS AND FAMILY TO A LOVED SON AND BROTHER "LORD ALL PITYING, JESUS BLESS GRANT HIM THINE ETERNAL REST"

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ISRAEL M. PLOWMAN WHO LOST HIS LIFE WHILE SERVING IN HIS MAJESTY’S MERCHANT NAVY, NOV. 1ST 1940
AGED 39 YEARS.

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=5153

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