Alderney church bells to mark WW1 deaths
- 29 July 2014
- From the section Guernsey
The 100th anniversary of the deaths of World War One servicemen from Alderney will be marked by the ringing of St Anne's Church bells.
A quarter peal, which lasts 45 minutes, will be rung 100 years on from the day of all 41 fatalities.
It was announced as a plaque commemorating those killed was unveiled at the Memorial Gardens on Victoria Street on Monday at 18:30 BST.
One of the church bells tolled slowly during the short service.
They will ring out to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany on 4 August 1914.
On Remembrance Sunday in 2018 the bells will be rung to signify the end of the war and to honour those who died after the war as a result of injury or illness caused by their war service.
Alderney resident Ray Berry said: "There was no conscription here, everybody who went were volunteers.
"My grandfather was one of them who went and he came back deafened unfortunately, but he did come back."