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SARK WAR MEMORIAL

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The memorial stands outside St Peters Church, Rue de Rade, St Peter's, Sark. The memorial takes the form of a wheel cross of rough-hewn stone surmounting a rough-hewn pediment which bears the fallen names in black lettering, the whole stands on a three-stepped base. There are 17 names for World War 1 and one for World War 2. The memorial was built by Charles Perree at a cost of £180 and was unveiled 4 November 1928. Within the church is a memorial window in the form of a single light, stained glass, window depicting St. George and the Dragon with the names of the men around the edge in a scroll effect, the borders being oak leaves and acorns. This was unveiled 1 January 1926. See also The Channel Islands and the Great War - Sark War Memorial

Photograph Copyright © Kay Lane 2008

External memorial inscription:

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF SARK
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

Stained glass window inscription:

1914-1918
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF
( names)
MEN OF THE ISLAND
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
KING AND EMPIRE

BAKER Hedley
Private 1329, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Sark, enlisted Guernsey. Son of Mrs. E. A. Baker, of La Peignerie, Sark, C.I. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 161.
BATTLE Fred
Private 21797, 5/6th Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action 14 July 1916. Aged 18. Born Sark, enlisted Guernsey, resident Vale, Guernsey. Formerly 9561, Royal Irish Regiment. Buried in ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot i. Row N. Grave 15.
CARRÉ Helier
Private 7661, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Died 13 November 1918. Aged 18. Son of Helier and Harriet Carre, of La Colinette, Sark.Buried North of Church, in old ground of SARK (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Sark C.I.
CARRÉ James Stephen
Private 507, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 13 April 1918. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Sark. Son of Peter and Nancy Carre, of Le Manoir, Sark. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.
CARRÉ Thomas
Private 133, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Died of wounds 26 March 1918. Born Sark, enlisted Guernsey. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row E. Grave 10.
DE CARTERET Stephen
Private 1469, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Born Sark, enlisted Guernsey. Buried in POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 3.
DE CARTERET Harry [J]
Private 3187, 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Aged 25. Born Sark, enlisted Guernsey. Son of the late Thomas Peter De Carteret. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A..
DRILLOT John aka Jean
[Memorial states John, R.N.] Seaman, S.S. "Almond Branch" (Sunderland), Mercantile Marine. Died 27 November 1917. Son of Peter and Louisa Judith Drillot, of Mayfield Cottage, Sark, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
FALLE Reginald Brett
Driver 91459, 71st Battery, 36th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 11 September 1918. Aged 22. Born Sark, enlisted Guernsey. Son of John William and Jane Elizabeth Falle, of Sark, Channel Islands. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 7.
GUILLE Charles William
Private 864, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Born Sark, enlisted Guernsey. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 13.
GUILLE James (Vauroque)
Private 1225, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Sark, enlisted Guernsey. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 161.
GUILLE James (Dos D'Ane)
Private 1884, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Died 13 April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mrs. Mary Baker, of Dosdane, Sark, Guernsey. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 11.
GUILLE John Thomas
Private 308, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Died 28 November 1917. Aged 24. Born Sark, enlisted Guernsey. Husband of Ann Elizabeth Guille, of 36, Kensington Mansions, Earl's Court, London. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 78.
GUILLE Philip James
Private 470, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 14 October 1917. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Sark. Son of Philip and Lizzie Guille, of "La Tour," Sark. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 1.
HAMON Nicholas Alfred
Private 1218, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 24 January 1918. Aged 22. Born Sark, enlisted Guernsey. Son of Alfred and Jane Helen Hamon, of La Ville, Sark, C.I. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 161.
MOLLET William
Private 1065, 1st Battalion, Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Channel Islands Militia. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Born Sark, enlisted and resident Guernsey. *** Can find no CWGC entry for thsi man ***
TOPLIS Roy [Herrick]
P.S. 2597, "A" Company, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 12 September 1916. Aged 22. Born Sark, enlisted Liverpool, Lancashire. Son of William Arthur and Eleanor Toplis, La Maison Rouge, Sark, Channel Islands. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
1939-1945
PARKYN Leslie [William]
Able Seaman D/JX166413, H.M.S. Royal Navy. Taken prisoner by the Japanese after the Battle of Java Sea, died of malaria at Poemaloe (East Celebes) September 1943. Aged 19. Son of William Frederick and Ada Katherine Rose Parkyn, of Shepperton, Middlesex,. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 32. Row A. Collective grave 1-13.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

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