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World War Two Roll of Honour - G


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Historian Ian Ronayne has produced this listing of Jersey men and women, residents and those with strong connections to the island who lost their lives in conflict in the Second World War. It enlarges on the official Roll of Honour produced by a States Committee in 1982, including a significant number of new names.

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Index to Roll of Honour - G

Name Rank Unit Date of death Status
Gallichan, Francis John Grandin [1] Sub-Lieutenant 800 Squadron, HMS Furious 30 July 1941 Confirmed
Gates, Francis James [2] Private Hampshire Regiment 22 November 1944 Confirmed
Gautier, Louis Alfred [3] Private Wiltshire Regiment 23 January 1944 Confirmed
Gauvry, Jean Francois [4] Constable Palestine Police Force 4 February 1940 Confirmed
Georgelin, Frank Marie [5] Stoker 1st Class HMS Esk 1 September 1940 Confirmed
Giffard, Cyril [6] Leading Aircraftman RAF 5 November 1944 Confirmed
Gill, John Albert [7] Signalman Royal Corps of Signals 1 November 1945 Contender
Gillam, Cecil Bowdage [8] Trooper Royal Tank Regiment 5 June 1942 Confirmed
Glover-Price, Leonard John [9] Sergeant 76 Squadron RAF 29 June 1943 Confirmed
Godfray, Thomas Charles [10] Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regiment 10 March 1943 Confirmed
Godfray, Marcus George [11] Flight Sergeant 7 Squadron RAFVR 27 August 1944 Confirmed
Goldsmith, John Lewis [12] Flight Sergeant 14 Squadron 12 April 1943 Confirmed
Golley, Reginald [13] Sapper Royal Engineers 17 June 1943 Confirmed
Gordon-Johnson, Maurice [14] Second Lieutenant Royal Irish Fusiliers 16 September 1940 Confirmed
Gorvel, Andre Louis [15] Civilian 12 November 1944 Confirmed
Gouedard, Isidore Rene [16] 141e Régiment d'Infanterie Alpine 5 June 1940 Confirmed
Gould, Edward Richard [17] Sub-Lieutenant HMS Bonaventure 31 March 1941 Confirmed
Gould, Louisa Mary [18] Civilian 13 February 1945 Confirmed
Gould, Maurice Jay [19] Civilian 1 October 1943 Confirmed
Gould, Raymond [20] Civilian 3 January 1944 Confirmed
Grannum, Cifton Winnington [21] Squadron Leader 105 Squadron 28 October 1940 Confirmed
Gray, Roger [22] Sergeant 3rd Battery 1st Light Anti Aircraft Regiment 2 June 1942 Confirmed
Grayburn, Vandeleur Molyneux [23] Civilian British Army Aid Group 21 August 1943 Confirmed
Grimshaw, Charles Alfred [24] Craftsman Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 17 November 1944 Confirmed
Grove-White, Dermot [25] Lieutenant Commander HMS Barham 25 November 1941 Confirmed
Gubbins, William Desmond [26] Sergeant RAFVR 11 March 1941 Confirmed
Guyomard, Francois Marie [27] French Army 14 September 1939 Confirmed
ASSOCIATED CASUALTY LIST
Gawkilink, Perphyj Occupation Workforce
Girault, Lionel Andre Occupation Workforce 2 April 1942
Gonay, Henri Alphonse Clement Squadron Leader 263 Squadron 14 June 1944
Gorboukhin, Feodor Occupation Workforce
Guidyon, Mohamed Occupation Workforce
Gulko, Vladimir Occupation Workforce
Gutatow, Nasan Occupation Workforce

Notes and references

Please note that some entries, for persons who have not been clearly identified and for whom no local connection has been established, have been omitted, but will be added to the list if more information becomes available. This includes some names which are included in the official 1982 Roll of Honour, with no supporting information

  1. Born in Aberdeen, the son of Sydney and Marjorie, nee Grandin, of Twickenham, Middlesex, formerly of St Helier. Lost in a raid on Petsamo, Finland. His parents married in St Helier in 1912. Francis was 25 when he died. He is commemorated on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial
  2. Francis Gates' grave
    Known as Jimmy, the son of Francis James and Lilian Maud, nee Foott of Kelso House, Five Oaks, St Saviour and husband of Jeannette Gates. Born in St Helier in 1908, after leaving school he worked for fishmonger Mrs C F Dupre of 13 Beresford Street, St Helier. He left the island in June 1940. Killed at the age of 36 while serving in Holland. He is buried in Brunssum War Cemetery
  3. The second son of Pierre Marie Gautier and Marguerite Marie Augustine, nee La Fosse, of Colenso, Beaumont. They married in St Helier in 1900. He served with the Navy before returning home when he undertook farm work. After the outbreak of war he joined the Home Guard before being posted for active service. Died as a result of injuries suffered while serving in Algeria. Buried in the Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery. Louis had brothers Peter Joseph, Alfred John, Rene Augustine and Albert George
  4. The son Mrs A Gauvry of 1 Eileendi Villas, Mont Mado, St John. Listed in war records as John Francis. Served as a police constable in Palestine, he drowned, at the age of 31, following a boating accident on the Yarkon River. He was buried in Ramleh War Cemetery
  5. Son of Mrs Georgelin, of 16 Clearview Street, St Helier. A member of the RNR, he was formerly employed by Underhill, coach and car builders. Killed when his destroyer ran into an unmarked minefield off the Dutch coast
  6. Son of Harold and Ada Giffard; husband of Nellie Maud Giffard, of Wallington, Surrey. Taken prisoner by the Japanese, he died at the age of 40 while being transported from Ambon to Java on the ss Maros Maru. He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial. The name given on St Paul's Boys School memorial is Clive. It is not clear if this is the same person
  7. Son of Arthur Horace and Mary Gill; husband of Frances Eveline Gill, of Jersey. No other connection to Jersey uncovered - widow possibly moved to the Island after the wa
  8. Married to Margaret Lorraine, who lived with her mother at 15 Springfield Cottages, St Helier. They had a three-year-old daughter at the time of his death. Educated at St Mark's School, he worked for Le Quesnes builders and as a bus conductor at the Jersey Motor Transport company. He joined-up on the outbreak of war, intitially serving in the RASC and then, reportedly, the Royal Artillery. Before he was reported missing on 5 June 1942, his wife had received a message from England to say he was well. Killed in action at Alamein
  9. Youngest son of Captain and Mrs Glover-Price, formerly of Le Riche and Paragon Garages. Halifax air gunner. Killed in air operations over Cologne on 28-29 June 1943. Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
  10. Son of the Rev Thomas Ronald and Clara Winifred, nee Pirouet, who married at St Simon's Church in 1915. Educated at King's College, Taunton and joined solicitors Le Masurier, Giffard and Poch. One of the Island's best shots, he joined the Militia to compete in shooting events. He left the island in June 1940 and joined the forced. Killed at the age of 26 in action during a night time patrol at the Mareth Line when entering a minefeild near Djebel Remtisa, Tunisia. His brother Marcus (below) was also killed in action.
  11. The younger son of Thomas Ronald and Clara Winifred Godfray of Saham Toney, Norfolk. Attended Victoria College for just one year, between 1939 and 1940, and left the island in June 1940, just a few days before the Germans arrived. Due to his young age he initially served as despatch rider after volunteering for the RAF. He subsequently moved to a flying role, becoming a rear-gunner and winning a DFM after completing 43 missions. Killed at the age of 20 when his aircraft was lost during a raid on Kiel while with the pathfinder force. Brother Thomas also killed (see above). Commemorated at the Runnymede Memorial
  12. Eldest son of Lewis Lloyd and Magdelene Florence, nee Godfray, of Paul Mill, St Saviour, who married at Grouville in 1919. Employed by Bakers Brothers Builders before joining up on the outbreak of war. Awarded the George Medal in 1940 while serving in Southern Rhodesia. Initially reported as missing, then killed in action at the age of 22 when serving as an air-gunner in a plane shot down off the coast of Italy
  13. The son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann, and husband of Lilian Maud, of 11 Dorset Street, St Helier. Born in Cornwall, he worked for the Jersey Electricity Company before joining the forces on outbreak of war, serving in France. Initially reported missing, later confirmed killed at the age of 40. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial
  14. Eldest son of Lt Col S G Johnson DSO MC of La Huterie, St Martin. He entered Victoria College in 1935 and remained for just two terms. He had intended to serve in the Indian Police, but ended-up going to Sandhurst and gaining a British Army commission. Served with his battalion in France, winning a Military Cross for bravery during the retreat to Dunkirk. Evacuated back to the UK, he was accidently killed in a mine explosion.
  15. The fourth son of Jean Baptiste Gorvel and Marie Josephe, nee Mevel of Highbury, Five Oaks. He drowned while trying to escape the island along with Ronald and Madelaine Bisson, Andre Gorvel and Roy Luciennes. They left from Gorey Harbour but after their boat's engine failed were driven towards the north coast and on to rocks below La Saline Quarry in St John. Eyewitnesses onshore observed them attempting to start the engine in the apparently waterlogged boat before being lost at around 10.45 in the morning
  16. The son of Mrs J L Gouedard of 1 Elizabeth Place, Samares, St Clement. Born in Plaintel, Cotes d'Armor on 17 May 1910. He was killed in action at Chaulnes on the Somme
  17. The son of Edward and Louisa Mary Gould (see below) of La Fontaine, St Ouen. Married to Diana Rosalind, of Limekilns, Fife. Known before the war as a brilliant scholar and footballer, he excelled at Victoria College, captaining the school's First IX. Later studied at Oxford. A member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, he volunteered soon after the outbreak of war and received a commission on the newly-constructed light cruiser HMS Bonaventure. Died, aged 21, when she was sunk in the Mediterranean.
  18. The poster for Another Mother's Son, the 2017 feature film which told the story of Louisa Gould
    The daughter of Vincent Marie Le Druillenec and Sainte Francoise Sangan and widow of Edward William Gould. A widow when the Occupation began, she ran Millais Stores in St Ouen. Her son, Edward (above), was killed in 1941 while serving in the Royal Navy. Arrested in 1943 for being involved in hiding an escaped Russian slaveworker, she was imprisoned in France and Germany. She was gassed at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. In 2017 Another Mother's Son, a feature film starring Jenny Seagrove, was released telling Louisa Gould's story
  19. Sgt Roger Gray's medal group
    Born in Leicester on 31 May 1924. He came to Jersey aged two to live with his grandfather. By 1941 he was working as an apprentice herbalist at his grandfather’s herbalist shop in St Helier. In 1944 he was arrested following an attempted escape by boat along with Peter Hassall and Dennis Audrain. After being sent to France and tortured by the Gestapo, he ended up in Wittlich Prison where he died of tubercolosis. His body was subsequently returned for burial in Jersey.
  20. Son of Mr and Mrs Gould of Grove Street, St Helier. He was a pupil of Halkett Place Infants School before being send to Bad Wurzach with mother Magdalene, brother Ronald and sister Barbara. He died of a fractured skull after slipping on ice in Bad Wurzach.
  21. Son of Reginald Clifton and Ada Laura Grannum of 26 Midvale Road, St Helier and married to Kathleen Mary of Hayling Island, Hampshire. An OV who was in the shooting eight in 1924 and 1925. Went to Cranwell on leaving and posted to RAF Calshott, later serving in Malta. At the age of 34, he and two crewmen of Blenheim IV T1891 went missing over the Mediterranean. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey
  22. Born in St Helier on 8 December 1908, the son of Arthur Gray, a Sergeant in the Royal Garrison Artillery and Margaret Gray. He grew up in a military family. The 1911 census showing him living at Grand Casemate Barracks in Gibraltar, so it must have been no surprise he followed his father into the Artillery. Having served as a peacetime soldier he progressed through the ranks to Sergeant and went to serve with his unit in North Africa on the outbreak of war. He was badly wounded during a German attack on the Regimental HQ at Tobruk and subsequently died of wounds at 62 General Hospital, Western Desert
  23. The son of William Echlin and Margaret Ellen Grayburn and husband of Lady Grayburn, nee Mellor, of Hong Kong. After attending Victoria College in the late 19th century he joined the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, becoming chief manager at the time of the Japanese invasion in 1942. He died while a prisoner of the Japanese.
  24. Second son of Albert and Katherine Grimshaw, of Scotia House, Great Union Road, St Helier and husband of Ruby May, nee Cabot, of 10 Windsor Road, St Helier. Known as Bill he was employed as a carpenter by W H Pullin of Pier Road, St Helier. he left island at Easter 1940 to join RASC. Died in hospital in Lebanon at the age of 35. Buried in Beirut War Cemetery
  25. Battleship HMS Barham
    The youngest son of Commander H T and Beatrice Fell White of 5 Duoro Terrace, St Helier and Husband of Joy Elliot Grove-White. He died at the age of 36 when his ship, a Queen Elizabeth-class battleship was torpedoed by German submarine U-331. He was one of 862 crewmen who drowned
  26. We have no details of Sergeant Gubbins family, nor his connection to Jersey. He died in the then Rhodesia and was buried in Harare Pioneer Cemetery
  27. Of Cleveland Cottage, Grouville. He served in the First World War and was recalled as a reservist in September 1939. Said to have fallen ill and died after arriving at his regimental depot in Guingcamp. However, there is a record of a Francois Marie Guyomard, serving with the 1er Régiment de Chasseurs à Cheval and killed in action on 14 May 1940.
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