Bethel Methodist Church, St. Clement, Jersey

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World War 1 Roll of Honour

By David Marett

In 1826, the Methodist people of St. Clement in the Island of Jersey were at last able to build their own small Chapel on a site kindly given to them by a Mr. J. Le Neveu.  It was something like the twelfth Chapel to be built in Jersey (This figure more than doubled later in the 19th century) when there were 1,210 Methodists out of a population of 36,582 i.e 3.3% of the population; fabulous by modern day proportions.

It served its community in the south east of the island very fruitfully for many years until in the mid 1950s it was agreed that it should close. Through visionary leadership at the time, it passed, under licence agreement, to the Island Girls' Brigade as a Headquarters where they could hold meetings, activity weekends and camps both for local groups and groups from all over the British Isles.  

In 2009, these activities came to an end and the buildings were sold to a developer.  Happily this modest but no less significant Memorial to 43 local men who fought in the First World War, some with distinction and some sadly called to sacrifice their lives, came to light again having survived the various changes to the building that housed it for nearly a hundred years. It is currently housed at Georgetown Methodist Church where most Bethel members transferred.  It will probably remain there during this centenary year but may then be handed over to the local Methodist Archive.

The Names are as follow:-

1. Charles James Ahier                Army

2. Clarence Percy Ahier                Army

3. Sydney Williams Ahier              Army

4. Wesley Cabot Ahier                  Army

5. Wilfred John Ahier                     Army

6. Winter Clement Ahier                Army

7. Arthur Godfray De Rue             Army    Military Medalist

8. Laurie Edward Horsnell Durell   Navy     Died of exposure

9. Charles P. O. Filleul                   Navy 1 of 6 survivors on HMS 'Shark'   DS Medalist

10. Sydney George Fosse             Army

11. James Barnaby Godfray          Army

12. Winter John Gottrell                 Army

13. Clifford John Gruchy                Army

14. William Philip Gruchy               Army     Military Medalist

15. Sydney Philip Hamon               Army

16. Winter Francis Hamon              Army     Killed in Action 27th April 1915

17. Philip George Herivel                Navy

18. John James Hodge                   Army

19. Robert John Hodge                   Navy

20. Francis Alfred Journeaux          Navy

21. John Walter Journeaux             Navy

22. Thomas Journeaux                   Army

23. Peter Henry L'Amy                    Army

24. Alfred James Le Lièvre              Army    Death due to sunstroke

25. James Alfred Le Lièvre              Army

26. Gerald Charles Le Masurier       Army    Killed in Action April 4th 1917

27. Philip Charles Le Moignan         Army    Killed in Action April 23rd 1916

28. Arthur Edward Le Rougetel        Army

29. Francis John Malherbe               Navy

30. Albert Edwin Marett                    Army

31. Thomas Abram Marett                Navy

32. Ernest Arthur Mourant                Navy

33. George Alfred Mourant               Army

34. Albert Philip Paisnel                    Army

35. John James Paisnel                    Army

36. Alfred Winter Pirouet                   Army

37. Arthur John Francis Pirouet         Army   Died of wounds, Sep 10th 1916

38. Sydney Elie Pirouet                     Army

39. Henry Charles Rayson                Army

40. Reginald Repper                          Army

41. Alfred Touzel                               Army

42. Philip De Gruchy De Rue             Army

 

 

 

 

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