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World War Two Roll of Honour - S


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 - S

Name Rank Unit Date of death Status
Sandys, Geoffrey Erskine [1] Captain Royal Army Ordnance Corps 24 May 1940 Confirmed
Sant, Kathleen [2] Civilian 4 May 1942 Confirmed
Saussey, William Thomas [3] Corporal Hampshire Regiment 6 June 1944 Confirmed
Scoones, George William [4] Sapper Royal Engineers 27 January 1940 Confirmed
Sheail, Kenneth [5] Sergeant Hampshire Regiment 16 February 1944 Confirmed
Sherwin, John Edward Loos [6] Sergeant 15 November 1944 Connection dubious
Silvester, Philip Douglas [7] Private South Staffordshire Regiment 8 July 1944 Contender
Simmons, William Henry [8] Sapper Royal Engineers 24 September 1943 Connection doubtful
Simpson-Smith, Alexander [9] Lieutenant Colonel Royal Army Medical Corps 13 July 1942 Confirmed
Simon, Harold [10] Private The King's Regiment (Liverpool) 20 November 1943 Confirmed
Sinclair, June Mary [11] Civilian Contender
Smithers, Bertram [12] Driver Royal Engineers 18 May 1942 Confirmed
Snell, Cecil Thomas [13] Craftsman REME 15 September 1944 Confirmed
Soyer, John] [14] Civilian 29 July 1944 Confirmed
Spriggs, James Frederick [15] Lance Sergeant The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) 27 February 1944 Confirmed
Stacey, Leslie John [16] Private Devonshire Regiment 8 May 1944 Confirmed
Stanton, Richard James Charles [17] Major The King's Regiment (Liverpool) 20 March1945 Confirmed
Starck, Henry Durrell [18] Corporal 75 Squadron 18 August 1940 Confirmed
Stephens, George Philip [19] Corporal 24 August 1944 Confirmed
Stephens, James [20] Civilian 8 April 1945 Confirmed
Stephenson, Willie [21] Private Royal Berkshire Regiment 11 March 1944 Contender
Stokes, Arthur Frederick [22] Shipwright 1st Class HMS Victory 23 January 1945 Confirmed
Stone, Sydney Charles [23] Pilot Officer 233 Squadron 8 January 1941 Confirmed
Stone, William [24] Contender
Stoodley, Stanley Frank [25] Private Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 31 May 1940 Confirmed
Storm, Archibald [26] Master MV Dorset Coast 12 May 1943 Confirmed
Streader, Sydney [27] Civilian 15 October 1944 Confirmed
Sugden, Spencer Allen [28] Private Federated Malay States Volunteer Force 23 August 1945 Confirmed
Sullivan, Adam Burns [29] Captain Royal Armoured Corps 16th/5th Lancers 26 April 1940 Confirmed
Swan, Aubrey SpencerTravers [30] Major Hampshire Regiment 23 September 1944 Confirmed
Samette, Albert Occupation Workforce
Sang, Hermangiledo Occupation Workforce
Schaffroth, Rudolph William Torpedoman's Mate PT 509 9 August 1944
Schamrai, Ivan Occupation Workforce
Schmidt, Nicolas 21 October 1942
Schocha, Vassiliy Occupation Workforce
Schumatow, Michael Occupation Workforce
Scornet, Francois Civilian 17-Mar-1941
Servatko, Peter Occupation Workforce
Shapowalow, Anton Occupation Workforce
Shukuk, Feodor Occupation Workforce
Skarbiner, Joseph Occupation Workforce
Stout, Junious Photographer's Mate First Class United States Naval Reserve 30 October 1944
Strabinski, Franz 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. Son of Harold and Bessie Sandys and married to Alma of West Huntspill, Somerset, with two children. Educated at Victoria College between 1923 and 1929, he later became an electrical engineer working in London. Joined the Territorial Army in 1938, serving in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Promoted captain in 1940, he was killed when his convoy was bombed while retreating to Dunkirk. Connection to Jersey only through Victoria College education
  2. Nee Smith, she was married to Arthur, who was an employee of Shell Mex in the island. Died at Leebourne, Spicer Road in Exeter along with two other members of the family - neice Olive Beauchamp and her daughter Fay. Probably killed in air raid. No details known
  3. Eldest son of Percy Ralph and Lizzie Emily Eliza Amy Saussey of Windsor Cottage, Gorey and husband of Hilda Marie, of Glasgow. Worked as a greenhouse foreman in Guernsey before the war, leaving in 1940 to join the forces. Saw service in Italy with Hampshire Regiment, before taking part in Normandy landings. Killed on D-Day.
  4. The son of John Susan Scoones and married to Emily Maries Frances, nee Jassi, with several children including three serving in the French Army at the outbreak of war. A former Muratti footballer who had won eight island caps, he was known as 'Skins', he was the brother of Jimmy Scoones who was killed in 1917. He served in the Royal Artillery during the Great War and re-enlisted in 1939 to be near his sons. Left Jersey on 1 January and died at 3rd CCS of a severe chill brought on by cold weather.
  5. Minturno War Cemetery, resting place of Kenneth Sheail
    Son of Christopher John and Edith Bertrice Sheail, of Bitterne, Southampton and formerly of the Jubilee Hotel, Esplande, St Helier. Educated at St Martin's Collegiate School and then worked at Voisins. Later moved to Southampton, where he joined the Territorials. He died aged 24 in the Italian Campaign and is buried in Minturno War Cemetery
  6. Known as 'Jack', he was the husband of Cecilia Boschat, of 3 Coundon, Warwickshire and formerly of Old Street, St Helier. Navigator in the RAF, he was killed in a flying accident in 1944. No identified connection to Jersey other than through his wife, for whom no island record has been identified
  7. Husband of Phyllis Marjorie Silvester, of Wilnecote, Warwickshire. His wife may have previously lived at 6 FB Cottages, according to an Evening Post report, and he may have worked for Premier Upholstery Works. Reported missing at sea, but he died at the age of 25 fighting in Normandy in the weeks following D-Day and is buried in Cambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery
  8. Jersey connection uncertain. His family may have come to the island after the war
  9. Son-in-law of Jersey benefactor Thomas_Benjamin_Davis. Only son of Thomas and Jessie Simpson-Smith of East Finchley, Middlesex. In 1939 married Margueritte Alice Davis, the youngest daughter of T B Davis. Reportedly stayed with his patients during the fall of Tobruk and was shot following surrender to the enemy
  10. The son of Celestine and stepson of Francis Corbel, of 17 Museum Street, St Helier. Educated at La Motte Street Elementary School and later employed at the St Brelade's Bay Hotel. Reported missing in India.
  11. Exact details of her life in Jersey and subsequent fate are unclear but recorded by Occupation historian Joe Miere. Believed arrested for slapping a German officer, she was imprisoned in France and Germany. Potentially died in 1945 in the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. However, extensive searches of wartime records have failed to identify a June Mary Sinclair in Jersey or at Ravensbruck
  12. The son of Bertram and Emily Smithers of North-End, Manor Park Estate, St Helier. Joined the armed forces in January 1940, serving in France. Formerly an employee of Orviss, St Aubin. Died in hospital in England aged 18
  13. The Dunkirk Memorial, on which many Jersey soldiers are commemorated
    Son of Samuel and Mary Snell and husband of Edith Mary Snell of St Saviour, Jersey. Died aged 28 at Dunkirk and commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial. Connection to Jersey through his wife, who was present in the island during the Occupation
  14. Born in St Lawrence in 1901 he was married to Margaret with two sons, living in Bellozane Valley. Served with the Dorsetshire Regiment during the First World War. Before the Occupation he worked as a plasterer and building contractor. Sentenced, while living at 6 Belvidere Terrace, Millbrook in 1943 to one year in prison for failing to surrender a wireless set, he was deported to prison in Fort de Villenuve-Saint-Georges Prison. After escaping, he joined the Resistance and was shot by the Germans in Brehel.
  15. Second son of Edward Fredrick and Elizabeth Spriggs of 1 Seaview Cottage, Mount Bingham, St Helier. Known as 'Jimmy' he was educated at St Luke's Elementary School and afterwards employed at the Royal Hotel. Left with RMIJ in June 1940 and later drafted into the Buffs. Killed at Anzio during the Italian Campaign
  16. Son of William Stacey of 22 Old St John's Road, St Helier. Died aged 22 in Burma and commemorated on the Rengoon Memorial
  17. Only son of Mr and Mrs D Stanton of Rodney Close, London, who also lived in Sierra Leone, Africa, and husband of Deirdre Clare Stanton, of Monterey, St Saviour. Reportedly died on active service in Belgium.
  18. Son of Captain Philip and Mary Ellen Starck. Married to Dorothy May Burton with one child, the family living in England. Educated at Victoria College, which he left in 1929 to join the RAF, serving at Halton as an aircraft apprentice. He was killed during an enemy air raid on RNAS Ford
  19. The youngest son of Richard Charles and Ann Stephens of 10 First Tower Maisonettes, St Helier. Employed by plumber J E de Gruchy after attending First Tower Elementary School. Noted as a keen sportsman. Died as a result of an accident in Bombay.
  20. Husband of Kathleen Hilda Stephens, of 2 La Reverie, First Tower, St Helier. Formerly lived at La Ronde, Greve d'Azette. Originally from Northern Ireland, deported with wife to Biberach. She gave birth to a child while in Germany. He was taken ill and underwent two operations, not recovering from the second
  21. The son of George Edward and Janie Stephenson and husband of Edna, of St Helier. Died while fighting in the Italian Campaign and buried in Rome War Cemetery
  22. The son of Charles and Elizabeth Ann Stokes, of St Saviour, Jersey and husband of Florence, of St Lukes. Died aged 60 on HMS Victory and buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery
  23. The son of Charles and Eleanor Henrietta Stone, of Ryde, Isle of Wight and husband of Doreen Margaret. He worked for the Jersey Electricity Company between 1936 and 1939, leaving to join the RAF. Later gazetted into Coastal Comand. His wife, who also worked for the JEC, evacuated in June 1940. Her parents received a message to say she had married Sydney; a second arrived shortly after to say he had been killed in action. Died when the Hudson II he was piloting crashed in Northern Ireland. He is buried in St Catherine Churchyard, Killead
  24. The eldest son of William Farquhar Le Breton Stone and Melvina Letitia, nee Clarke, of Brighton Road, St Helier. Joined the Merchant Service at the war's start, aged 17. Died in an air raid on Liverpool in January 1942
  25. Son of Frank and Lydia Annie, nee Le Cappelain. Died aged 24 in Belgium, trying to reach Dunkirk
  26. Son of Alexander and Susan Storm and husband of Dorothy Kathleen, of Jersey.
  27. The husband of Phyllis Mary Streader, of Noirmont View Cottage, Longueville, Grouville, he was interned in Germany with his wife and two children in February 1943. Died at Biberach. Her daughter Marcia Anne died 14 months later
  28. Son of Frank and Florence Rosa Sugden, of St Aubin. Died in Singapore aged 38 and buried in Kranji War Cemetery
  29. OBE. Son of Brigadier-General Edward Langford Sullivan and Winifred, nee Halifax, who lived in Jersey. He is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial in the UK, but there is confusion over his death. He is variously reported as being killed in Norway and Normandy. The former seems more likely
  30. The youngest son of Charles Tarrant and Agnes Lilian, nee Cummins, of Beau Coin, Jersey and husband of Pamela Courtenay, nee Bell. He attended Victoria College between 1926 and 1927, being head prefect for his year. He later became a schoolmaster, teaching in several locations including Birmingham, where he was a member of the OTC. Joined Sandhurst as a instructor on outbreak of war, and then posted to 11 (Jersey) Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. Later joined 2/5 Leicester Regiment, and was killed serving in Italy
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