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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.

 

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 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 1917

Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Memorial, at Masnieres

The Jersey Contingent Memorial at Guillemont

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 and July/August this 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

114 men on the Guernsey Roll of Honour and 25 on the Jersey Roll of Honour lost their lives in December 1917

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NEW - Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Roll of Honour

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The Salvation Army in The Great War - Featuring the work of Ada Le Poidevin
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Group Journal numbers 1-63 can be downloaded from here

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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

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Jersey Heritage WWI Blog

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

Alderneymen in 1917, can you identify any of them?

 

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

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