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.

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_005572425261

2BradfordP Bradfordname on the memorial1905194338FCA_01357243230

3BunnL L Bunnname on the memorial1924194319FCA_00657242623

4ClaytonD J Claytonname on the memorial1926194317FCA_01557243439

5ClaytonW Claytonname on the memorial1922194321FCA_01157243022

6DobsonW J Dobsonname on the memorial1916194327FCA_00357242336

7HarperT G Harpername on the memorial1943FCA_01457243320

8HerbertJ W Herbertname on the memorial1923194320FCA_01757243627

9JohnsE Johnsname on the memorial1946FCA_00957242844

10JonesF Jonesname on the memorial1897194346FCA_01657243518

11KaneJ H Kanename on the memorial1923194320FCA_00757242726

12LawsonD C Lawsonname on the memorial1925194318FCA_00157242126

13MacdonaldJ D Macdonaldname on the memorial1925194318FCA_01857243713

14MaidmentJ Maidmentname on the memorial1926194317FCA_02157244054

15MayK R Mayname on the memorial1910194333FCA_01057242929

16MorganJ R Morganname on the memorial1920194323FCA_00457242427

17MurphyP Murphyname on the memorial1943FCA_01257243121

18RobertsC E Robertsname on the memorial1924194319FCA_02257244133

19SomersH Somersname on the memorial1943FCA_01957243834

20WhiteJ E Whitename on the memorial1919194324FCA_00257242224

21YoungA T Youngname on the memorial1926194317FCA_02057243951

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