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Guernsey
Saint Peter Port

Rue de Manoir

Bailiwick of Guernsey War Memorial

Alfred Drury
Morris Singer Co. (London)
1926

Saint Peter Port /  Bailiwick of Guernsey War Memorial   Saint Peter Port /  Bailiwick of Guernsey War Memorial

Description

Monument with a bronze statue of St. George in armour with the head of the dragon under his feet.

Inscription(s)

THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

this memorial commemorates
those who at the call of
king and country left all
that was dear to them endured
hardness, faced danger,
and finally passed out
of the sight of men
by the path of duty
and self-sacrifice
giving up their own lives
that others might live
— in freedom —
let those who come after
see to it that their names
be not forgotten

this memorial
was erected by
the people of
guernsey
and unveiled on
september 19th 1926
by
major-general the honourable
sir charles sackville-west
k.b.e., c.b., c.m.g.
lieutenant-governor

"mon dieu - soyez beni:
mon dieu - soyez remercie"
for the liberation of
guernsey on the 9th
may, 1945 after 5 years
of enemy occupation

Annotation

The war memorial was unveiled on 19 September 1926 by Guernsey's Lieutenant Governor, Sir Charles Sackville-West, with the Bailiff, Sir Havilland de Saumarez presiding.

War memorial - list of names

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°27'25" W 2°32'15"

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