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TORTEVAL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2014

The memorial takes the form of a granite celtic cross on a three-stepped granite base. Situated in the churchyard at Torteval Parish Church.

Photograph Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2014

In Honoured and Grateful
Memory of the men of Torteval
Who gave their lives for their
Country in the world wars.

1914-1918
DE LA MARE
Walter
Private 1516, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, 1st (Service) Battalion, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Guernsey. Son of Nicholas De La Mare, of Les Sages, St. Peter, Guernsey. His brother, Bertie also fell (see below). No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey.
DE LA MARE
Bertie
Private 1515, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, 1st (Service) Battalion, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Guernsey. Son of Nicholas De La Mare, of Rocquaine Place, St. Peter-in-the-Wood, Guernsey. His brother, Walter also fell (see above). Buried in POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 1. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey.
1939-1945
GREENHOW
Edmonson Peter
Sergeant 1059800, 250 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 December 1941. Aged 19. Son of the Revd. Edmondson Nelson Greenhow, M.A., and of Kathleen Clare Greenhow (nee Cumber), of Torteval Rectory, Guernsey, Channel Islands. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey.
ROBERT
Arthur [Thomas]
Private 4204969, 1st Battalion, Hampshire regiment. Died 19 June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Nicholas and Marie Robert; husband of Helene Lenfesty Robert, of Torteval, Guernsey, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 15, Column 2. See also St Peter Port and St Saviour
VIDAMOUR
Harold [John]
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1595297, 77 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14 February 1945. Aged 19. Son of Harold and Ellen Mary Vidamour, of St. Peter in the Wood, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, berlin, germany. Plot 5. Row G. Grave 9. See also St Peter Port, Guernsey.

Their Name Liveth for Evermore.

Last updated: 30 September, 2014

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