The Cenotaph

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The Cenotaph


The temporary wooden cenotaph erected in 1919

Jersey's Cenotaph is a memorial to islanders who lost their lives in the two World Wars of the 20th century

The cenotaph was commissioned soon after the end of the First World War to be constructed from Jersey granite by mason Charles de Gruchy. Until it could be completed a temporary wooden structure was erected in 1919 and used for the Armistice Day ceremonies for four years, before the permanent structure was unveiled in 1923 at the eastern end of Parade Gardens in St Helier.

It has remained the focus for the annual Remembrance Day celebrations when those who lost their lives in the service of the country in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts are remembered.

Unveiling ceremony


Perhaps the most important of all Remembrance parades, in 1945, months after the end of the Second World War and the German Occupation

The St Helier war memorial, established in 2018, next to the Cenotaph

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