Jersey Company Member Record
Francis Poignard
Month Joined:
February 1915
Age (1915)
Jersey Militia Unit
Rank (1915)
Royal Irish Rifles No.
Hampshire Regt. No.
27 Church of England Town Battalion Sergeant 4181 N/A
Personal History    
The son of James and Louisa, of Rope Walk, Green Street, St Helier. Prior to the war, he lived in Halkett Place, St Helier and worked for the Morning News newspaper.

Called 'Frank', he was a keen sportsman, playing the Jersey Company football team in April 1915 and taking part in a Brigade sports day in September that year. After going to the front with the Jersey Company in December 1915, four month later, in April 1916, he was in No 5 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, suffering from a bronchial condition. Later he moved to a hospital in Touting. By the start of 1917 he was serving in Ireland, and it is not clear whether he every returned to duty with the Jersey Company. At some point, however, he transferred to the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Wounded in December 1917 and then again by gas in February the following year. After the war, he was one of the founding members of the Jersey Contingent Association.


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1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal N/A
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