Charles Oscar Le Quelenec

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Charles Oscar Le Quelenec

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Charles Oscar Le Quelenec joined the Jersey Company in World War 1 but did not see active service because of health problems

Charles Oscar Le Quelenec was born in St Saviour, Jersey, in 1886, the third son of mariner Guillaume Joseph Le Quellenec (1855- ) and Maria Agate (1855- ). Guillaume was possibly also born in St Saviour, but we have found no record of his birth or baptism.

From 18 January 1901 to 9 March 1904, Charles Oscar lived at the Jersey Industrial School for Boys at St Martin. He was a rifleman in the Town Battalion of the Jersey Militia and during the Great War he travelled to Ireland in March 1915 with the Jersey Contingent to join Royal Irish Rifles, but in June that year he was invalided out of the Army with chronic rheumatism.

Conflicting information

The official website of the Jersey Contingent gives his date of birth as 1880 and his parents as Francis and Adeline, of St Peter Port, Guernsey. We have pointed out to the site's owner that we believe this information to be incorrect. There are two Le Quelenec family trees in Jerripedia, and Charles Oscar's father Guillaume Joseph is in a different tree from Francis and Adeline.

Charles Oscar Le Quelenec was a shoemaker. He married Alice Maud Mary Tirel at St Simon's Church in 1906. They had six children

  • 10 Jan 1908 Olga Maud (All Saints)
  • 04 Jan 1909 Charles Oscar (All Saints)
  • 03 Feb 1910 John William (St Luke)
  • 22 May 1911 Alice Maud (St Luke)
  • 07 Nov 1912 Edward George (St Luke)
  • 10 Jul 1914 Clifford Henry (St Luke)
His son Charles Oscar was living at 4 Eureka Avenue, St Clement in 1941 during the Second World War and had two children, Leonard Arthur and Doreen Ann. He was married twice: first to Lilian May Mauger, daughter of Reginald Arthur, in 1933, and then in 1938 to Doris Mabel Smith (1916- ).
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