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Lt. Col. Gideon Gorrequer KH
c. 1780 – 18 July 1841

His family were Hugenots from Brittany who moved to Jersey in the mid-18th cent.
He joined the 18th Foot in 1797.
He served in Sicily and the Ionian Islands where he met Sir Hudson Lowe who, when appointed to St. Helena, asked him to be his aide-de-campe and acting military secretary.
Gorrequer kept a rather forthright diary on St. Helena, referring to the others there by nick-names. He was very critical of Hudson Lowe in the diary but remained loyal in public and remained on St. Helena until after Napoleon's death, leaving with the Lowes on 25th July 1821.

The Monument above his grave is Grade II listed.

More information:
Memorial to Lt. Col. Gideon Gorrequer
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Jean Pierre Ginnett
c.1798 - 1861

It seems that Ginnett was part of a circus family in Marseille, France. Possibly because of that circus's large number of horses, he and his brother became cavalry officers in the French army. They were captured by the British, it is suggested that Jean Pierre was captured at Waterloo. After the war, Jean Pierre stayed in England and established a new circus which was run by members of the Ginnett family into the 1940s. It was restarted in 1989 by Ginnett descendents and is operating to this day.


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