On Saturday 4th September at 09:30, the Bailiff, Mr Timothy Le Cocq will lead a memorial service at the Jersey Contingent Memorial in the Royal Square to mark the 105th Anniversary of the Battle of Guillemont in which the Jersey Contingent took part in.
The Jersey Contingent was Jersey’s Military contribution to the Great War and formed a contingent as part of the 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles.
The ceremony will be attended by Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB, Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft as well as members of the Royal British Legion and Jersey Joint Services Veteran Association.
The service will also be attended by service personnel of the Jersey Field Squadron and the Band of the Island of Jersey.
During the memorial ceremony Ian Ronayne, a Jersey Historian and Author, will speak and the Dean of Jersey will conduct a service of remembrance.