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FOREST (STE MARGUERITE DE LA FORET) WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2014

Two tablets, set into the wall either side of the lych-gate leading through to the churchyard of Ste Marguerite de la Foret [Forest] Church.

Photograph Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2014

1914 – 1918
Pro Patria

ALLEZ Hedley Charles
Private 315856, 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 4 September 1918. Born 26 November 1893 in Guernsey. Married to Gertrude Lawson Allez, resident 137 Wellington Street North, Hamilton, Ontario. Spent 2 years with the Royal Guernsey Militia. Machinist by trade. Passed fit 26 January 1916, attested 27 January 1916 at Hamilton, Ontario, Cananda, aged 22 years 3 months, height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 35 inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair dark, teeth needing attention; religious denomination Methodist. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 16. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 118 - 28 See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
BREHAUT James E
Leading Seaman 211587, H.M.S. Bulwark, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 26 November 1914. Aged 33. Born 21 November 1883 in St Peter's Port, Guernsey. Draper by trade. Son of James Brehaut; husband of Florence E. Beedie (formerly Brehaut), of 1, Byron Rd., Copnor, Portsmouth. Native of Guernsey. Service started 10 September 1900. In the 1891 census James E Brehaut was aged 9, a scholar, son of James and Hannah Brehaut, born St peter's Wood, Guernsey, resident Sages, St Peter in the Wood. In the 1911 census he is aged 29, married to Florence, born Gunersey, an Able Seaman, Royal Navy, resident 68 Fifth St, Buckland, Portsmouth; he had a son James H Brehaut. aged 2. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 1. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
COOPER Robert Stanley
Lance Corporal 15529, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mseopotamia 25 March 1917. Aged 18. Born Wimborne, Dorset, enlisted Guernsey, resident Forest, Guernsey. Son of George Chester Cooper and Elizabeth Cooper, of Hill Crest, Forest, Guernsey. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
DE LA MARE Thomas
Corporal 89301, "C" Battery, 53rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 19 December 1915. Aged 29. Born Les Messuners, Guernsey, enlisted Guernsey. Son of Thomas H. and Nancy De La Mare, of Les Messuriers Forest, Guernsey. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 58. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
DE LA MARE Edmund [James]
[Edmond on CWGC] Private 1880, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, 1st (Service) Battalion, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Guernsey. Son of James and Sainte De La Mare. Born at Guernsey. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 21. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
GIBSON John Stanley
Private 183, "A" Company, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, 1st (Service) Battalion, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Aged 17. Born and enlisted Guernsey. Son of William John Gibson, of 28, Castle St., Reading, and the late Edith Augusta Gibson. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
GOLDING Wallace Thomas
Corporal 25543 [CWGC] or 35543 [SDGW], 33rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 12 December 1915. Born Gillingham, Kent, enlisted Guernsey. Husband of Mrs. Golding, of 16, Mansell St., St. Peter Port, Guernsey. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. grave 9.
The person below could be one of two from the St Peter Port memorial:

John C JEHAN, Private 272, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, 1st (Service) Battalion, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Born and enlisted Guernsey. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13.

or

John Wilfred JEHAN, Private 1606, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, 1st (Service) Battalion, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Guernsey. Son of John Jehan and Ada Jehan; husband of Mabel L. Jehan. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11

JEHAN J
No further information currently available
JÉGU Stephen John
Private 138, "B" Company, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, 1st (Service) Battalion, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 25 November 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Guernsey. Son of Francis George and Mary Jegu, of Les Blicqs, St. Andrews, Guernsey. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
LANGLOIS George [Edmund]
Private 24233, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 June 1918. Born St Peter in the Wood, Guernsey, enlisted Jersey, resident Georgetwon, Jersey. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot III. Row G. Grave 15. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
LE CHEMINANT Frederick James
[Transcribed as F J LE CHEMINANT] Private 86, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, 1st (Service) Battalion, Channel Islands Militia. Died 25 May 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Guernsey. Son of Frederick James Le-Cheminant and his wife, Amy Eliza Le Sauvage. Buried in CONDE-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 43. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
NICHOLSON Eustace [I]
Serjeant 22054, 7th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action 9 September 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Forest, Guernsey, enlisted Guernsey. Son of John R. Nicholson, M.A., and Mary Nicholson, of "La Concordia," Forest, Guernsey. In the 1911 census he is listed as Eustace J Nicholson, son of Mary, aged 15, born Forest, Guernsey, at school, resident Guernsey.Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 2. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
PRIAULX, DSO George [Kendall]
Lieutenant Colonel, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 24 March 1918. Aged 40. Son of O. de L. Priaulx. Served in the South African War. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 61 to 64.

Extract from 'Distinguised Service Order 1916-1923':

PRIAULX, G. K. (D.S.O. L.G. 18.6.17); b. 15.9.77; 2nd s. of O. de L. Priaulx ; educ. at Harrow and Sandhurst; commissioned 60th Rifles 23.2.98; Lt. 51.10.99; Capt. 22.1.02. He fought through the S. African War, 1899-1002 (Despatches twice ; Queen's Medal, 6 clasps ; King's Medal, 2 clasps). He went to France in Aug. 1914, and was dangerously wounded in Sept. of that year, and again in Sept. 1915, at Loos, when he was in command of his battalion. After his recovery he was appointed to the command of another battalion, and in March, 1917, won the D.S.O. Lt.-Col. Priaulx was killed in action on 25.3.18.

See also St Peter Port, Guernsey See also Forest, Guernsey and St Martin's, Guernsey
ROBINSON John W
Private 2460, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 May 1915. Aged 20. Born St Peter Port, Guernsey, enlisted Guernsey. Son of Nicholas and Sophie Robinson, of Vue de L'Eglise Forest, Guernsey. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 7. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
FRENCH ARMY
BELOEIL V
No further information currently available. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
BAMEUL Victor [F L]
In the 1911 census he was aged 30, a boarder with Agnes veuve, born St brieus, a Labourer, resident 3 Back Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey. No further information available. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey
1939-1945
BIHAN J
No further information currently available
BRÉBAN Hy A
No further information currently available
BREHAUT Harold George
Private 3972483, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 3 February 1945. Aged 33. Son of Thomas Brehaut, and of Ellen Lucy Brehaut (nee Torode), of St. Andrew's, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 19. Row E. Grave 11. See also St Peter Port memorial
BREHAUT J P
No further information currently available. See also St Peter Port memorial
BRETEL Sylvester L H
Fusilier 4204937, 13th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 7 September 1943. Aged 33. Son of Francis Emile Eugene and Ada Bretel of Guernsey, Channel Islands. Buried in SOUTHOWRAM (ST. ANNE-IN-THE-GROVE) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire. Section 1818. Row 1. Grave 18. See also St Peter Port memorial
DE LA RUE Gerald Le P
Seaman LT/JX 199095, H.M. Fishing Patrol Vessel 2013, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 16 November 1944. Aged 27. Son of John Alfred and Minnie Florence De La Rue. Buried in FALMOUTH CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section K. Row C. Grave 23. See also St Peter Port memorial
DODD E L
No further information currently available
FALLAIZE B
No further information currently available
HOLLAND V
No further information currently available
RATCLIFFE F A
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Last updated: 1 October, 2014

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