Plans were announced to erect two memorials to the
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. More....
Group members were in attandance and a wreath, on
behalf of the Group, was laid.
The first was unveiled on 4th June 2017 in The Town
Church, St Peter Port, Guernsey and the second on 30th
November 2017 at Les Rues Vertes, Masnieres, near Cambrai.
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.
To Commemorate the Battle of Jutland,
we have a dedicated Roll of Honour and Service available
Group members attended ceremonies in Orkney (Jutland)
and Thiepval (Somme) in May & July 2016, at Tyne
Cot in July 2017 and Les Rue Verte (Cambrai) on 30th
November 1917. Wreaths were laid at Scapa Flow on 31st
May and Thiepval, Guillemont on 1st July 2016, Tyne
Cot on 31st July 2017 and Les Rues Vertes on 30th November
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
Memorial at Masnieres
The Jersey Contingent Memorial
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 in 2016 and July/August 2017.
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
have a Facebook page here
in all Rolls is being expanded as families contact us.
This work continues.
6 men on the Guernsey Roll of Honour and
9 on the Jersey Roll of Honour lost their lives in February
- Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Roll of Honour
The Salvation Army in The Great War - Featuring
the work of Ada Le Poidevin
Group Journal numbers 1-63 can be downloaded from
Books from Group members - More