St Peter Port Parish War Shrine Replacement
The original memorial eventually fell apart as it was
of a wooden construction.
St Peter Port Douzenier Keith Pike led
the move to have the memorial replaced and he saw his
dream realised on the 7th November, 2014 when a copy
of the shrine created in modern materials was unveiled
at the original site which is now owned by a French
Like the earlier versions it was funded
by public subscription. It was unveiled in a ceremony
as similar as possible to the original with the current
Lieutenant-Governor, Air Marshal Sir Peter Walker, performing
the unveiling ceremony and a contingent from the Guernsey
Military History Company forming the Guard of Honour.
A solitary trumpeter played the Last Post
and the shrine was blessed by the Reverend Jonathan
Le Tocq, Guernsey's Chief Minister.
The detailed story
of the original and replacement War Shrines