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ALDERNEY WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Roger Frisby 2008
additional infomation Martin Edwards

The memorial stands outside the parish hall in Alderney. It takes the form of an obelisk surmounted by small Celtic cross standing on a square plinth and base. The Second World War names are on an additional tablet leaning against the memorial. There are 41 names for World War 2 and 25 for World War 2. The names have been trascribed here and are sorted into alphabetical order.

Unveiled on 28 July 2014 in the Alderney memorial Garden

"The Alderney branch of the Royal British Legion organised for the church bells of St Anne to be rung on Monday 28th July at 11.00am to mark the start of World War I. Bell ringer, Donald Hughes, confirmed that one church bell would be tolled slowly for 10 minutes, starting at 11.00am. This was done with the blessing of the Reverend Stephen Masters. Thereafter there the plan was to ring a quarter peal (lasting approx 45 mins) on the 100th anniversary of the death of each of Alderney’s fallen soldiers between 2014-2018. A plaque commemorating Alderney servicemen who died during World War 1 was unveiled by the President of the States to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. Everyone was welcome to attend at the Memorial Gardens on Victoria Street at 6:30pm on Monday 28th July."

See also The Channel Islands and the Great War - Alderney War Memorial

Photograph Copyright © Trevor Davenport 2008
Photograph Copyright © Nigel Lawrence 2008

TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD
1914-1918

ALLEN Thomas [Simon]
Private 1310, 1st (Service) Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Island Militia. Died 3 January 1918. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Guernsey. Son of the late Thomas and Mrs. Allen, of Alderney; husband of A. M. Allen, of High St., Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot I. Row M. Grave 7.
ANGEL Arthur [James]
Gunner 334350, 43rd Howitzer Battery, 8th Army Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. Died of gunshot wounds to the spine at No. 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 22 October 1918. Aged 21. Born 12 October 1897 in Alderney. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Selena Angel, of 599, Holmur Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. Labourer by trade. Enlisted and passed fit 27 April 1917 at Windsor, Ontario, Canada, aged 19 years 6 months, height 5 feet 4½ inches, girth 36 inches. medium complexion, brown eyes, black hair, religious denomination Salvation Army. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot II. Row AA. Grave 14. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 186 - 39
BARBER John
Midshipman, H.M.S. Ebro, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in Norwegian S. vessel Najade when it was sunk by enemy 6 March 1917. Aged 19. Son of Lieut. Daniel Barber (R.N.), and Mrs. Barber, of "Woodlands," Alderney, Channel Islands. Born at Holyhead. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 25.
BARNEY Montagu Middleton
Second Lieutenant, 253rd Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 27 April 1916. Aged 26. Son of Montagu T. and Gertrude E. Barney, of Pacific Grove, California, U.S.A.; husband of P. H. Barney, of The Rectory, Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 32.
BASSETT William [Charles]
Sergeant 324452, 245th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Died 8 November 1918. Born St Anee's, Alderney, enlisted Alderney. Buried in KEZELBERG MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 13.
BENWELL William
Private 1311, 1st (Service) Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Island Militia. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Born and enlisted Alderney. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13.
BIDEAU Frank
There was a F BIDEAU, born 1874, who died 15 March 1918 at sea aboard the vessel 'Shad James', aged 44. In the 1911 census he was aged 38, a Labourer Stone, born France, resident with his wife Marie and seven children, at English Row, Braye, St Annes, Alderney.
BIHET John
No further information currently available
BRADY Joseph
No further information currently available
BRIDLE Harry
Battery Sergeant Major 39365, 126th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 5 July 1917. Aged 23. Born St. Peter's Port, Guernsey, enlisted Guernsey. Son of Frederick and Sarah Bridle; husband of Mabel May Bridle, of Hunt Farm, Alderney, Channel Islands. Native of St. Peter Port, Guernsey. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 4.
BROCHART John
No further information currently available
BROCHART Louis
No further information currently available
BUTLER Thomas
No further information currently available
CHRISTIE William [George]
Sergent 91267, 391st Battery, 172nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Palestine 10 April 1918. Aged 28. Born Gillingham, Kent, enlisted Guernsey. Son of Edward and Martha Jane Christie; husband of Emily Helena Christie, of Braye Rd., Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section S. Grave 20.
DUPLAIN John N
Gunner 192274, 208th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 29. Born St Anne's, Alderney, enlisted Alderney. Son of Peter and Mary Duplain, of Simon St., Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS CHURCHYARD, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 10.
GAMBLIN John L
Lieut.
GARRY Arsene
No further information currently available
GEORGE Alec
No further information currently available
GRIER James
Gunner 89260, "C" Battery, 251st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died as a German Prisoner of War 19 October 1918. Born 5 May 1896. Resident Les Rocquettas, Alderney, enlisted Guernsey, Channel Islands. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Alderney, resident with his parents, James and Eliza Grier, in Newtown, St Annes, Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in LIDZBARK WARMINSKI WAR CEMETERY, Poland. CWGC Grave 14.
HAMMOND Arthur L
Gunner 91352, "D" Battery, 155th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Enlisted Guernsey, resident Alderney. Son of Mr. W. Hammond, of High St., Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 21.
HAMMOND Charles Harold
Gunner 192279, 226th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 13 August 1918. Aged 26. Born St. Anne's, Alderney, enlisted Alderney. Son of William and E. Hammond, of High St., Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in GONNEHEM BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 13.
HURST Arthur
No further information currently available
JOHNS Henry
No further information currently available
LAST Walter
No further information currently available
LE MILLIERE [John Batiste] Charles
Stoker 2nd Class K/21441, H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk 26 November 1914. Aged 19. Born 20 January 1895 in Guernsey. Son of Mr. B. and Mrs. Ethel Le Milliere, of St. Martin's, Alderney, Channel Islands. Prior to enlistment he was a Builder's Labourer. Enlisted 2 December 1913 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 8¼ inches, chest 35½ inches, black hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 5.
LIHOU Thomas [Elisha]
Able Seaman 226505, H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy. Lost when his ship was sunk off the Chilean Coast 1 November 1914. Born 25 March 1887 in Guernsey, C.I. Enlisted 21 March 1905 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 2 inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Husband of Matilda Lihou, of Merandah Villa, Rouge Rue, Guernsey, Channel Islands. In the 1911 census he is aged 24, a driver, born St Peters Port, Guernsey, resident with his aunt and his wife, at 8 Connaught Terrace, Victoria Avenue, St Sampson's, Guernsey. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 2.
McLERNON Robert William
Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Aged 23. Son of Robert John and Harriet S. McLernon, of Oliver St., Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 7.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916:

2nd LIEUTENANT ROBERT WILLIAM McLERNON, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, who was reported " missing, believed killed," on the 8th May, 1915, had served in the ranks of the Royal Artillery.

He was born at St. Anne's, Alderney, Channel Islands, on the 2nd January, 1892. His great-grandfather retired as a Major from the Royal Artillery, his grandfather retired as Sergeant Major from the same corps, and his father retired as Sergeant-Major, Permanent Staff Royal Alderney Artillery.

He commenced his military career as a volunteer in the Royal Alderney Artillery, in which he became a non-commissioned officer, and from which he joined the Royal Horse Artillery, at Woolwich, as a Gunner. He served mostly with "F " Battery, at Ipswich and St. John's Wood, before going to the front with the VIIth Division in October, 1914. He had reached the rank of Sergeant when he was given his commission in the Royal Field Artillery, in December, 1914, for service in the field. Though he did not neglect field sports, 2nd Lieutenant McLernon was rather of a studious nature.

PASQUIER Desiré
Driver 91296, 172nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 19 Decmeber 1918. Aged 22. Son of Augustine Mocquet, of The Brecque, Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 303.
PIKE Frank
No further information currently available
PIPPARD Edward [William]
Private 10310, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Alexandras, Princess of Wa;es's own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 8 July 1916. Aged 22. Born St. Sampson's, Guernsey, enlisted Alderney. Son of Alice Eliza Pomroy (formerly Pippard), of St. John's Rd., St. Peter Port, Guernsey, and the late Alfred John Pippard. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.
PRICE Charles F
DSO - No further information currently available
QUINAIN, MSM Frederick [William]
Mechanic Serjeant Major M/26664, No. 1 Base Mechanical Transport Depot , Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7 November 1918. Aged 28. Son of Louis Quinain, of Victoria St., Alderney, Channel Isles; husband of Mabel Annie Quinain, of Transvaal House, Assendon, Henley-on-Thames. Awarded the M.S.M. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row X. Grave 15.
RICU Gustave
No further information currently available
SHARPE George
No further information currently available
SNAITH Arthur
No further information currently available
SQUIRES Harold [J]
Gunner 192300, 2nd/1st S.A.R.B., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 24 March 1919. Aged 20. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Squires, of Lower High St., Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in BRIGHTON CITY (BEAR ROAD) CEMETERY, Sussex. Plot/Row/Section ZIX. Grave 64.
TINNISWOOD Reginald
Stoker 1st Class K/22393, H.M. Submarine K2, Royal Navy. Lost overboard and drowned 21 September 1917. Aged 22. Born 16 June 1895 in Plymouth, Devon although GRO Regimental Birth Indices give him being born 1895 in Alderney into a Royal Artillery family. Husband of Emily Tinniswood, of 22 Hertford Street, Portsmouth. Enlisted 16 June 1913 for 12 years 5 feet 8 inches, chest 37¾ inches, light brown hair, light brown eyes, fair complexion. In the 1901 census he is aged 5, born England, resident with his mother, Harriet Bromley, in High Street, St Ann's, Alderney. In 1911 he was aged 15, born Plymouth. a Boy Messenger, ste-son of John Bromley, son of Harriet Bromley (born Alderney), resident 18 Camden Street, St Pancras, London N.W. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 22.
TOUSSAINT Alex
No further information currently available
TUPPER Harold
[Listed as Capt.on memorial, Tupper, Mellish Harold] Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 22 July 1918. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Tupper, of "Bowness," Harrietsham. Previously wounded at Bazentin-le-Petit. 4th Aug., 1916. Born at Aylesford. Buried in the south-west part of HARRIETSHAM (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, .
UNDERDOWN Edwin R
No further information currently available
WALDEN Benjamin [Henry]
Fireman, S.S. "Dalegarth Force" (Whitehaven), Mercantile Marine. Died 18 April 1918. Aged 32. Son of the late Thomas Edward and Fanny Maria Walden (nee Scovell). Born at Alderney, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

THIS SITE WAS A GIFT FROM
JUDGE N. P. LE C. BARBENSON
1921

1939-1945

ANGEL [Richard] Pierce
Private 7596042, 4 Army Field Workshop, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died during the Dunkirk evacuation 29 May 1940. Aged 30. Born and resident Alderney. Son of Richard Pierce Angel, and of Lydia Alice Angel, of Greenford, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 145.
ANGELL Peter [Nicholas]
Photographs from Merchant Navy identity cards
Second Officer, S.S. Island Queen (London), Merchant Navy. Died in Hospital at Dover 14 July 1940. Aged 58. Born 8 September 1882 in Alderney. Husband of Ada Angell, of East Ham formerly Surprise House, Esplanada, Guernsey, Channel Islands, married 1913 in Orsett, Essex. In the 1939 Register he was a Ships Boatswain, resident with his wife at 82 Caulfield Road, East Ham C.B., Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, unmarried, Channel Islands, part of ship's crew, the "Ann", berthed at Harwich St. Nicholas, Essex. Heght 5 feet 3 inches, dark brown hair, blue eyes. Buried in CITY OF LONDON CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM, MANOR PARK, Essex. Square 247. Grave 107915.
ANSON Patrick [Anchitel Richmond]
Major 62643, Middlesex Regiment. Died 29 September 1944 attached to 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Died 29 September 1944. Aged 30. Son of Capt. Henry Percy Richmond Anson, The Middlesex Regt., killed in action in Belgium, 25th May, 1915, and of Lilian Mary Anson. of Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 12.
BIHET Kenneth [James]
Able Seaman P/JX 358282, H.M.S. "Cuckmere", Royal Navy. Died 11 December 1943. Aged 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bihet, of Alderney, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 74, Column 1.
BOTT James [Henry]
Private 996518, Corps Of Military Police. Died 3 September 1942. Aged 25. Born Alderney, resident Dorset. Son of Peter and Sophia Bott; husband of Annie, Doreen Bott, of Heavitree, Exeter. Buried in EXETER HIGHER CEMETERY, Devon. Section Z.K. Grave 72.
CATTS John [Henry]
Lance Corporal PLY/X 3877, No. 47 R.M. Commando, Royal Marines. Died 7 June 1944. Aged 21. Born 28 October 1922 in Alderney, Channel Islands. Son of John Henry and Susan Oldridge Catts. Buried in RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE, Calvados, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 7.
CAPLAIN George [Herbert]
Warrant Officer Class II 1414557, N.W. Ports Ship Staff, Royal Artillery. Killed in action at sea 1 December 1942. Aged 41. Born Alderney, Channel Islands, resident Otley, Yorkshire. Husband of Flora (nee Thomson) Caplain, of Pedmore, Worcestershire, married in Plymouth in 1936. In the 1901 census he was newborn, born Alderney, son of Alfred and Annie Caplain, resident Little Street, St Ann's, Alderney, Channel Islands. In the 1911 census he was aged 9, born Alderney, Channel Islands, at school, resident with his mother in High Street, St Annes, Alderney, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 2. Column 2.
CLARKE William [John]
Fusilier 3457451, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 8 November 1944 in Italy. Aged 33. Born Alderney, resident Lancashire. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VIII. Row C. Joint grave 3-4.
COSHERIL John [Batiste]
Driver T/50881, 4 Reserve M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Diedin United Kingdom 3 september 1939. Aged 27. Born and resident Channel Islands. Son of Batiste and Mary Cosheril; husband of Lilian Cosheril, of Glasgow. Buried in EDINBURGH (COMELY BANK) CEMETERY, Edinburgh. Section D. Collective grave 70.
DUCE Henry aka Harry
Telegraphist C/JX 133853, H.M.S. "Sphinx", Royal Navy. Died at sea 4 February 1940. Born 25 July 1914 inAlderney, Channel Islands. Buried in WICK CEMETERY, Caithness-shire. Section O. Collective grave 9.
GREENWAY Ronald [Walter]
Lance Sergeant 876738, 22 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died between 30 May and 2 June 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation. Aged 21. Born Alderney, resident Guernsey. Son of William Greenway and of Adele Violet Greenway (nee Coombs), of St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 8.
HOUGUEZ George [Nicolas]
Able Seaman, S.S. Lylepark (Greenock), Merchant Navy. Lost with his ship 11 June 1942. Aged 45. Born 31 December 1896. Son of George and Elizabeth Houguez; husband of Wilhelmina Maude Houguez, of Frindsbury, Rochester, Kent. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Alderney, Channel Islands, resident with his parents at Trigale Road, St Ann's, Alderney, Channel Islands. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Alderney, a Smith by trade, resident with his parents at Trigalle, St Annes, Alderney, Channel Islands. In the 1939 register his wife was known a Maude, he was a kiln burner, resident 3 Quarry Terrace , Strood R.D., Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 66.
JENNINGS Charles
In the 1901 census Charles F Jennings was aged 16, born England, resident with his parents, Henry and Sheba M Jennings, at Braye Road, St Ann's, Alderney, Channel Islands. *** No further information currently available. ***
McLEAN Alexander aka Alex
Leading Stoker P/KX 97625, H.M.S. "Hood", Royal Navy. Died 24 May 1941, Born 7 July 1920 in St Anns, Alderney, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 54, Column 2.
MACKEY Frank
No further information currently available
MILLER Frank
No further information currently available
MILLINGTON Bertram
Corporal T/3517046, Royal Army Service Corps. Died as a japanese Prisoner of War 3 October 1944. Son of John and Martha Millington; husband of Rose Elizabeth Millington, of Alderney, Channel Islands. Buried in Buried at THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B6. Row N. Grave 13.
MONTEITH David
No further information currently available
NAPPER Leonard [William Thomas]
Private 5730326, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Killed in action in Italy 14 August 1944. Aged 22. Born and resident Alderney. Son of Frank and Emily Napper, of Ashtead, Surrey. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row B. Grave 3.
PIKE William
No further information currently available
PICOT Edmund [William John]
Leading Aircraftman 364162, 22 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 15 April 1940. Aged 32. Born 29 February 1908 in St Annes, Alderney. Son of William John and Marie Francoise Picot; husband of Mary Martha Picot, of Beeston, Nottinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 3, born Alderney, son of William and Marie Picot, resident Huret Street, St Annes, Alderney, Channel Islands. Attested 11 September 1923, aged 15, a scholar, religious denomination Church of England, served in the Boys Wing until 20 August 1926 when he served in the R.A.F. Next of kin his mother resident Clarence House, Alderney. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, chest 29 inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in EASTON-ON-THE-HILL (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Northamptonshire.
REDHEAD Ronald [Thomas]
Private 5572003, 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 9 February 1945. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 56. Row V. Grave 16.
RIOU Roland Gustave
Driver 1856808, R6 Field Park Company, oyal Engineers. Died 30 May 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation. Aged 37. Born jersey, residet Guernsey. Son of Gustave Joseph and Elise Selina Riou; husband of Violet Kathleen Riou, of Guernsey, Channel Islands. Buried in MARQUISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 19.
ROSE John
No further information currently available
WORKMAN Geoffrey [George James[
Able Seaman P/JX 129152, H.M.S. "Beverley", Royal Navy. Died 11 April 1943. Aged 32. Son of Joseph and Amy Workman; husband of Florence Mabel Workman, of Alderney, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 76, Column 1.

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