Repatriation of the Guillemont Stone : Centenary of the Armistice
The heart of the Guillemont Stone, which stands in the French village of the same name on the Somme where members of the Island’s only locally-formed military unit, the Jersey Contingent of the 7th Irish Rifles, fought in 1916, is to be repatriated to the Royal Square.
A cylindrical piece of granite was removed from the stone in a ceremony in Guillemont in September and brought home to where the Jersey soldiers began their journey to the Western Front in March 1915.
On the evening of Tuesday 30th October the Heart Stone will be carried by members of the Jersey Field Squadron in a torch-lit procession from the Weighbridge to the Royal Court steps, where the Stone will lie in waiting until Friday 9th November, when it will be unveiled in its final resting place in a further ceremony by the Bailiff.
When: Tuesday 30th October
Where: The Weighbridge, to then walk to the Royal Square