St. Martin Methodist Church, Jersey

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World War 1 Memorials

By David Marett

St. Martin’s Methodist Church in Jersey, in the north east of the Island, has three fine memorials to the 48 young men from local families who courageously served their country in the First World War, 1914-1918.  A fair number of these families are no longer represented in today’s congregation, though some ten still are.  Of the 48 who volunteered for service, whether in the Army, Navy or Mercantile Marine, eight did not return, sacrificing their lives in the service of their King and country. They served in a variety of regiments and ships, many in France but also in places as far away as Mesopotamia, Damascus and India.  Names on the Roll of Honour are inscribed on a fine white marble tablet, styled to counter balance the perhaps more famous De Quetteville and Carr-Brackenbury monument in the chapel, and bears the inscription: “Their name liveth for evermore”

The Rolls of Service are shown on two wooden boards, one inscribed with a quotation from Hebrews chapter 11 and verse 34: “Escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens”

Those listed are as follows:

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Roll of Honour

Philip Amy   Drummer

46th Canadians

France

George Le Cocq  Private

1st D. C. L. I.

France

Hedley Le Seelleur  Prvt.

F. A. C.

Canada

Francis P. Roberts  Prvt.

3rd Wiltshire  Regt.

England

Henry C. Roberts    Prvt.

R. J. C. B.

Jersey

John Tachon    Trooper

C. S. R. (W.)  A. I. F.

Damascus

Philip Tachon  1st Stoker

H. M. Subm. J. 6

Lost at Sea

George S. Whitley  Prvt.

N. Z. Exp. Force

France

 

 

 

 

Roll of Service

Army

S. D. Richardson   Capt.

G.A.S.C.

France

J. E. Dorey  Lieut. M. C.

27th Canadian Infantry

France

W. Ahier  Sergt

16th Canadian Scottish

France

A. G. Le Moeur

M. G. C.

Palestine

F. P. Watton

7th Irish Rifles

France

R. Ching   Corpl.

Essex Regt.

India

J. Amy   Lce. Corpl.

1st Hants. Regt

France

C. F. Ahier

1st K. R. R. C.

France

T. Amy

14th Dorset Regt.

Mesopotamia

E. J. Carrel

5th Worcesters

France

P. J. Le Grand

R. A. M. C. 27th Fld Ambc

France

F. V. Lucas

T. S. M. G. C.

France

G. C. Maybey

R. F. A.

England

P. Maybey

56th Division

France

E. P. Mollet

1st Hants.

France

G. G. Noel

1st D. C. L. I.

France & Italy

P. J. Renouf

T. C.

England

P. G. Richardson

1st   K. R. R.

France

G. M. Amy

3rd D. A. C.  A. I. F.

 

A. Robins

M. T. A. S. C.

Salonica

C. C. Robins

2/7 Hants.

India

E. F. Robins

M. G. C.

France

H. Robins

1/6  M. G. C.

India

S. F. Robins

3rd Wilts.

Ireland

W. A. Robins

2/7 Hants.

India

S. T. Rondel

15th Hants.

France

J. T. Le Seelleur

R. G. A.

France

L. Le Seelleur

R. A M. C.

France

W. Le Seelleur

R. G. A.

France

S. J. Wakeham

R. A. F.

England

F. J. Whitley

R. A. F.

England

Navy

C. F. Gaudin

HMS Royal Sovereign

 

A. J. Gouffini

HMS Bacchante

 

P. Lagatu

HMS Gloucester

 

P. J. Mollet

HMS Boadicea

 

S. W. Mollet

HMS Falmouth  & Gloucester

 


Mercantile Marine

F. Ahier

3rd Officer H. M. Transport

Kaiser-i-Hind

L. T. Richardson

Master

SS David & Hospital Ship

G. C. Fauvel

Apprentice

“Queen Mary”  (torpedoed)

W. W. Renouf

Apprentice

Port Elliott

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