Plans have been announced to erect two memorials to
the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. More....
Another headstone will be erected
in Guernsey soon. Private W
H Marquis of the Gloucesters will be remembered
at the Foulon cemetery.
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....
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. Wreaths were
laid at Scapa Flow on 31st May and Thiepval and Guillemont
on 1st July 2016
Liz Walton, at Thiepval, laying
on behalf of the Group
Russell Doherty, at Guillemont,
laying a wreath to
the 7th Irish Battalion
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.
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, can
you identify these Jerseymen?
Alderneymen in 1917, can
you identify any of them?
yet unidentified - 635 Sgt Chester Cecil Church,
30th Bn, AIF
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
in all Rolls is being expanded as families contact us.
This work continues.
31 men on the Guernsey Roll of Honour
and and 67 on the Jersey Roll of Honour lost their lives
in April 1917
The Salvation Army in The Great War - Featuring
the work of Ada Le Poidevin
Group Journal no.
63 is now available
Books from Group members - More