Guernsey passport 1916 for a young girl

Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel near the French coast and is a self-governing British Crown dependency. It’s known for beach resorts like Cobo Bay and the scenery of its coastal cliffs. Castle Cornet, a 13th-century harbor fortification in the capital of St. Peter Port, now contains history and military museums. Hauteville House is the lavish former home of French writer, Victor Hugo. Guernsey passport young girl

During World War I, the period where this passport was issued, approximately 3,000 island men served in the British Expeditionary Force. Of these, about 1,000 served in the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry regiment formed from the Royal Guernsey Militia in 1916. In August 1917, Guernsey hosted an anti-submarine French flying boat squadron, erecting hangars near Castle Cornet. The base is credited with having destroyed 25 German submarines. The Guernsey Roll of Honour includes 1,343 who were Bailiwick of Guernsey individuals or who served in the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry. Guernsey passport young girl

In 1911 the island population was about 42.000 people, and surely not everyone had a passport. Hence, this 1916 fold-out passport-type is a rare example, and of excellent quality.

Meet 18 years old Winifred Louisa Loveridge, who traveled for two weeks to Weymouth, a seaside town in Dorset, southern England. Its sandy beach is dotted with colorful beach huts and backed by Georgian houses. Jurassic Skyline, a revolving viewing tower, and Victorian Nothe Fort offer harbor views. During World War I, approximately 120,000 ANZAC personnel convalesced in Weymouth after being injured at Gallipoli or other theatres of the war. Did Winifred do some voluntary work there as a young lady, or was it only for a vacation trip? We would like to believe it was the first reason for young Winifred to make the journey, right? Guernsey passport young girl

Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey was then General Sir Reginald Clare Hart, VCGCBKCVO (11 June 1848 – 18 October 1931), was an Irish British Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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