Commemoration of the first Jerseyman to lose his life in the Great War

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Almost 100 years since he was killed in the first battle of the Great War, Captain Ernest Felix Victor Briard (known as Victor)will be remembered by naming a new housing development in his honor.

On 22nd August 2014, Phase 1 of the Belle Vue development to deliver 35 lifelongapartments,by Andium Homes, will be officially named Ernest Briard Crescent. Captain Briard was serving with 1st Battalion the Norfolk Regiment and was killedduring the retreat from Mons on 24th August 1914, he was just 25 years old. He was born and lived in St Brelade before joining the army and completing his officer training.

The idea to name the development after Captain Briard came from St Brelade Vingtenier Ian Le Sueur, who said “it seemed like a great opportunity to see Captain Briard, who we believe was the first Jerseyman to be killed in the Great War, remembered in the Parish where he was born and brought up, particularly in this the 100th Anniversary year. I made contact with Andium Homes to see if the new development could carry the Captain’s name and am delighted that this was agreed”.

Working in partnership with Mr Le Sueur, the Parish and the remaining members of Captains Briard’s family, Andium Homes is pleased to support this initiative.

The ceremony will be held at 2:00 on Friday 22nd August. His Excellency General Sir John McColl and Lady McColl will be attending, also the Bailiff, a number of Parish and States representatives and members of Captain Briard’s family.

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