Foulon Charybdis Memorial, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Guernsey

Name list in alphabetic name order

Foulon Charybdis Memorial
St Peter Port
Guernsey, Guernsey

photo of Foulon Charybdis Memorial

Foulon Charybdis Memorial, St Peter Port

Notes about the memorial

On 23 October 1943 HMS Charybdis was sunk off Guernsey. Within days the bodies of 21 Royal Navy and Royal Marines had washed up on the Guernsey coast. Although the Germans decided to bury the men with full military honours, the Islanders seized upon this as an opportunity to show their loyalty to Britain and their respect for the men who died. In all 5,000 Guernsey people attended the funerals, bringing with them 900 wreaths. A local man, William de Carteret, removed one of the Union flags that draped a coffin as it was lowered into the ground. (Carefully kept for many years it was later presented to St John Church by his widow in 1973 where along with other mementoes, it is now persevered). This was a very effective demonstration of anti-Nazi feeling and it proved to be a turning point in the German occupation of the Island. The Germans subsequently banned members of the public from attending the funerals for the additional 29 sailors whose bodies were later washed up. In all, 464 men died and 107 survived in this tragedy, the biggest single Channel loss of the war.

The GPR holds 21 person records for the memorial.

Photographed and indexed by Peter Wright

The status of the photographing of the memorial is believed to be complete.

There have been 15 requests for photographs from the memorial.

The latest details for the memorial were added on 30 July 2016

For information about this locality within Guernsey,
have a look at the Oultwood directory for Guernsey

Foulon Charybdis Memorial Photographs

Below are the names that appear on the photographs or records held by the GPR for Foulon Charybdis Memorial, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Guernsey.

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The ages given on monuments are often incorrect and so dates of birth should be consided as probable rather than actual. Please also note that all ages and dates of birth in red have been calculated and are not on the monument.

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1BoothF Boothname on the memorial1919194324FCA_005572425531

2BradfordP Bradfordname on the memorial1905194338FCA_013572432761

3BunnL L Bunnname on the memorial1924194319FCA_00657242655

4ClaytonD J Claytonname on the memorial1926194317FCA_01557243464

5ClaytonW Claytonname on the memorial1922194321FCA_011572430541

6DobsonW J Dobsonname on the memorial1916194327FCA_003572423761

7HarperT G Harpername on the memorial1943FCA_014572433511

8HerbertJ W Herbertname on the memorial1923194320FCA_017572436691

9JohnsE Johnsname on the memorial1946FCA_00957242876

10JonesF Jonesname on the memorial1897194346FCA_016572435511

11KaneJ H Kanename on the memorial1923194320FCA_00757242754

12LawsonD C Lawsonname on the memorial1925194318FCA_001572421521

13MacdonaldJ D Macdonaldname on the memorial1925194318FCA_018572437441

14MaidmentJ Maidmentname on the memorial1926194317FCA_0215724401031

15MayK R Mayname on the memorial1910194333FCA_010572429621

16MorganJ R Morganname on the memorial1920194323FCA_00457242456

17MurphyP Murphyname on the memorial1943FCA_012572431621

18RobertsC E Robertsname on the memorial1924194319FCA_022572441691

19SomersH Somersname on the memorial1943FCA_019572438631

20WhiteJ E Whitename on the memorial1919194324FCA_002572422701

21YoungA T Youngname on the memorial1926194317FCA_020572439143

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