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Plans have been announced to erect two memorials to the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. More....

The first was unveiled on 4th June 2017 in The Town Church, St Peter Port, Guernsey.


The CWGC have placed new headstones for two recently commemorated men with Guernsey connections in April: AB John Helman at St Andrew's Churchyard and Corporal Alfred William Hannis at Candie Cemetery. More....


Battle Commemorations

To Commemorate the Battle of Jutland, we have a dedicated Roll of Honour and Service available here. Group members attended ceremonies in Orkney (Jutland) and Thiepval (Somme) in May & July. Wreaths were laid at Scapa Flow on 31st May and Thiepval and Guillemont on 1st July 2016

Liz Walton, at Thiepval, laying a wreath
on behalf of the Group

Russell Doherty, at Guillemont, laying a wreath to
the 7th Irish Battalion

Full reports from the Somme and from Orkney



Most of the remaining British, and some French, graves on the Western Front have now been visited and photographed following visits in June & October 2014 & May & June 2015. There were further visits in June/July last year.


Welcome to the Channel Islands Great War Study Group website

The main aim of the group is to improve understanding and knowledge of the impact of the Great War on the Channel Islands and their people


If you have any queries, would like to join the group or contribute information, please contact us.


Family information in all Rolls is being expanded as families contact us.
This work continues.

Guernsey Roll of Honour
Guernsey Roll of Service
Jersey Roll of Honour
Jersey Roll of Service

24 men on the Guernsey Roll of Honour and and 42 on the Jersey Roll of Honour lost their lives in August 1917


The Salvation Army in The Great War - Featuring the work of Ada Le Poidevin

Group Journal numbers 1-63 can be downloaded from here


Books from Group members - More details

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World War One at Home

BBC Guernsey - Places in Guernsey that tell a story of World War One


BBC Radio Jersey - Places in Jersey that tell a story of World War One


"Never Such Innocence" - Commemorating the Men & Women of the Great War


Jersey Heritage WWI Blog


7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, can you identify these Jerseymen?

Alderneymen in 1917, can you identify any of them?


As yet unidentified - 635 Sgt Chester Cecil Church, 30th Bn, AIF


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