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Ebenezer Le Page author GB Edwards dies 29th December
Admiral Thomas Le Marchant Gosselin died 27th November
Horticultural painter William Caparne was born 17th November
Dad’s Army actor John le Mesurier died 15th November
Jethou’s tenant fell off his own cliff 14th November
Bailiff Sir Peter de Havilland was born 27th October
Dame Sibyl Hathaway chose her Desert Island Discs 25th October
Footballer Matt Le Tissier was born 14th October
Major General Sir Isaac Brock died 13th October
Herm tenant Major Peter Wood died 29th September
Occupation president Ambrose Sherwill died 25th September
Guernsey commando Hubert Nicolle died 19th September
Missing girl, Jetta, was found on Guernsey 16th September
The title Baron de Saumarez was created 15th September
The melon king died… long live the melon king 6th September
Ship sinks in St Sampson harbour 5th September
Renoir arrived on Guernsey to paint 4th September
Oliver Reed was jailed in Guernsey 27th August
Charlie Chaplin played in St Peter Port 16th August
Guernsey steam tramway is granted its concession 13th August
Guernesiais linguist Marie de Garis died 10th August
The Star received some “grave” news 17th July
Birth of Sark-based writer Mervyn Peake 9th July
Guernsey coffee trader William Le Lacheur died 27th June
Princess Elizabeth opened Guernsey’s hospital 23rd June
Guernsey celebrated Queen Victoria’s jubilee 22nd June
Aurigny founder Derrick Bailey died 19th June
Pollet guest house fire claimed its third victim 18th June
Victor Hugo’s house is opened to the public 14th June
Dame Sibyl became a dame again 12th June
The king and queen celebrated Guernsey’s liberation 7th June
Bailiff John Guille died in Plymouth 3rd June
Cricketer Charles Grieve died in Shropshire 1st June
Guernsey woman advised to leave for her safety 29th May
Game of Thrones actor Roy Dotrice was born 26th May
John Doyle was appointed Lieutenant-Governor 23rd May
Guernsey poet and painter Denys Corbet was born 22nd May
Wartime diplomat Wilfred Gallienne born in Guernsey 20th May
British papers reported Dame of Sark’s deportation 14th May
A Guernsey retiree’s £1m offer attracts 57,000 requests 10th May
Role of Chief Minister of Guernsey abolished 4th May
“Twink” goes missing on its way to Guernsey 3rd May
Guernsey deportee, nurse Gladys Skillett was born 2nd May
Priaulx Library opens for the first time 1st May
Guernsey bigamist got married for the second time 22nd April
Three Jewish women are deported from Guernsey 21st April
TV’s Jeeves is rushed to hospital on Guernsey 18th April
Death of the Vicar General of the Channel Islands 17th April
Lieutenant Governor, Lord Ruthven, died in Bath 16th April
Guernsey Mormon Sampson Avard dies in Illinois 15th April
Antiquarian William Collings Lukis was born 8th April
Guernsey’s oldest resident dies, aged 110 4th April
Famed printer Thomas de la Rue born 24th March
Guernsey guidebook pioneer Henry Inglis dies 20th March
Birth of concrete poet Dom Sylvester Houedard 16th February
Specsavers’ Mary Perkins was born 14th February
Queen Mary executed while wearing Guernsey stockings 8th February
Birth of Generaloberst Friedrich Dollmann 2nd February
Guernsey poet George Métivier is born 29th January
Guernsey’s last witch trial takes place 28th January
Benefactor Osmond de Beauvoir Priaulx dies 15th January
Sibyl Hathaway, Dame of Sark, is born 13th January