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GHQ (Montreuil-sur-Mer)

Following their heavy losses in the Battle of the Lys in April 1918, the remnants of The Royal Guernsey Light Infantry were allocated to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig to end their days in France guarding GHQ at Montreuil-sur-Mer

Sgt Walden with Sgt Clarke and Lieutenant F de M Lainé

Inspecting the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry

On 7th August 1918 King George V visited Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, joining French President Raymond Poincaré and Marshals Foch and Joffre, to reaffirm the allied commitment to defeating the enemy

Picture courtesy of Terry Le Vallee