Baudains family members who served in World War 1

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Baudains family members who served in the Great War


Private Edward P Baudains with his daughter

Six members of the family lost their lives while serving in the armed forces and a further 29 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

Sons of Peter and Eliza Baudains, born in Jersey, family moved to Guernsey

Sons of Philip John and Jane Elizabeth Baudains, of Gorey

Seven of Philip and Jane's ten sons served during the war. We have so far only been able to identify the first six with any degree of certainty. We are uncertain about Stanley being the seventh.They had at least 11 children, only six of them baptised

  • Francis John Baudains (1894-1917) son of Francis and Helena, nee Hubert (there is some confusion over whether this Francis John is the Frank John, shown above as son of Philip and Jane. We believe that there were probably two war casualties with almost identical names, from different families

Sons of Adolphus Elias Baudains and Anne Elizabeth, nee Queree

  • Adolphus John Baudains (St J) son of Adolphus Elias and Anne Elizabeth Queree , Private, Tank Corps
  • Reginald Thomas Baudains (1897- ) (St J) son of Adolphus Elias and Anne Elizabeth Queree, ex-RMIJ, Corporal, RASC

Sons of Philip Arthur Baudains and Mary Ann La Croix

  • Arthur La Croix Baudains (1888- ) (St H) Flying Cadet RAF
  • George La Croix Baudains, DSO, MC (1892- ) (St H) Captain, Royal Fusiliers, wounded. Military Cross citation:'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. When in command of the right front company of his battalion, a heavy enemy attack drove back the battalion on his right, leaving his flank exposed. In spite of this, he held his support line position against greatly superior numbers, and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. Subsequently he was entirely cut off, but continued to hold on until he judged that the troops in his rear had had time to take up a new position, when he fought his was out, being woulded while so doing. By his splendid courage and coolness he set a fine example to all with him.' - July 1918
The brothers were the grandsons of master mariner John La Croix and at the time of the 1891 census Philip Arthur, Mary Ann and two-year-old Arthur were living him at Peirson Villas, Janvrin Road, St Helier. By the 1901 census John La Croix had died and Mary Ann and Philip Arthur Baudains and living still at 1 Peirson Villas, with sons Arthur, now 12, and his younger brother George, eight. There is some confusion because the first census describes Mary Ann's husband as Arthur, and the second as Philip. They were married at St Saviour in 1886.
George would later marry Adela Elizabeth Derbridge (1889-1990). Arthur was appointed a clerk in the English Civil Service in 1907. He appears to have returned to Jersey in later life and was living at Peirson Villas when his will was registered in 1953. George was living in London after the war.

Sons of Philip and Lizzy Baudains

  • Clarence Winter Baudains (1896- ) (Tr) ex-RMIJ, Private, Dorsetshire Regiment, wounded
  • John Baudains (1894- ) (St J) Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
  • Philip Baudains (1885- ) (St L) son of Philip and Lizzie, Private, Middlesex Regiment
  • William Clarence Baudains (1896- ) (Tr) Private, Dorsetshire Regiment

  • Albert Moses Baudains (1888-1916) son of Philip and Lizzie, husband of Violet Tostevin, nee Baudains, Lance-Cpl, Middlesex Regiment, killed in action
  • Arthur Thomas Claude Baudains (1875- ) (St H) son of Thomas and Sarah Eliza Prout, husband of Mary Jane Hafey, Sapper RE, ex-RMIJ
  • Claude Elias Baudains (1872- ) (Gr) son of Elias and Esther, husband of Hannah Elvina, Private, Royal Defence Corps
  • Clement Baudains (1890- ) son of John and Mary Ann (St H) ex-RMIJ, Private, Hampshire Regiment
  • ES Baudains, Private, RJGB
  • F Baudains, Private RJGB
  • Francis John Baudains (1894- ) (St P) son of Francis and Helena, Boy RN, HMS Impregnable
  • Frank Baudains (1891- ) (St L) Sergeant, RHLI, wounded
  • Percy Henry Elias Baudains (1895- ) (Gr) son of Elias and Esther, Stoker 1st Class RN, HMS Victory II, wounded
  • George Baudains (1891-1918) (St L) son of George and Cecilia, husband of Jane Mabel, nee Le Brun, died
  • Philip Malmoth Baudains (1872- ) (St J) son of Philip and Rachel, Sgt-Major RMIJ, RASC
  • Reginald William Baudains (1897- ) (St Mt) Officer's Steward RN, HMS Europa I
  • Sydney Baudains (1897- ) (St Mt) son of Thomas and Ann, Private, RJGB
  • William Aubin Baudains (St C) Private, Labour Corps
  • William T Baudains DCM (1883- ) (St C) son of Elias George and Mary Harriet Eastwood, Battery Sgt-Major, Royal Field Artillery
  • Philippe George Baudains dit la Gerche (Hastings), Jer parents, Private, London Regiment
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