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245 (Guernsey) AT Coy Bridge in Belgium


Courage of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Remembered, 15th April 2018

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Battle Commemorations

Les Rue Vertes, Masnières*


The Jersey Contingent Memorial
at Guillemont

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 2016, at Tyne Cot in July 2017 and Les Rue Vertes (Cambrai) on 30th November 2017.

Wreaths were laid at Scapa Flow on 31st May and Thiepval, Guillemont on 1st July 2016, Tyne Cot on 31st July 2017 and Les Rue Vertes on 30th November 2017

Full reports from the Somme and from Orkney

*St Peter Port, Guernsey and Masnieres have become Twinned Towns

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.



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


Alderneymen in 1917, can you identify any of them?


Due to covid restrictions no visits were possible in 2020/21 but attempts are being made to discover the final resting places of the many French Channel Islanders who gave their lives

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

Digital Roll of Honour goes on show in Jersey
A tribute to the late Barrie Bertram who compiled our original Roll


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July 2021: 90 French Jesuits who died for France have now been added to our Jersey Roll of Honour following research by Lara Pollard in Australia

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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


The SS Shad Thames disaster


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


245 (Gsy) Coy RE Bridge in Belgium

NEW Book - 'Traces of War on the Dunes' by Heather Morton

The story of Jersey's little known PoW camp



Channel Islands Submariners


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