1. Memorial:Ramparts Cemetery Lille Gate
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.131
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour2D GQS

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Family :

Son of Sir Edward C. Ozanne, K.B.E., and Lady Ozanne, of Guernsey; husband of Aline H. Ozanne (nee Cloete), of 14, Queen St., Mayfair, London.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 3rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers 

3rd Battalion August 1914 : in Lucknow in India. Returned to England December 1914. Joined 85th Brigade, 28th Division. Landed at Le Havre mid January 1915. Moved to Egypt October 1915 and thence to Salonika. July 1918 : left Brigade and moved to France. Joined 149th Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division.

Action : Winter Operations 1914-1915 

23 November 1914 - 6 February 1915. As the armies of 1914 fought themselves to exhaustion they settled down by the end of the year to the realities of static trench warfare. During the winter, activity was mostly comprised of a series of small scale raids and attempts by the BEF to gain superiority over the battlefront. At the same time increasing numbers of Territorial battalions and replacements for the Regular battalions came into theatre and had to be trained and acclimatised to trench occupation. This period was further noted for the severity of the weather and the need to rapidly source and equip the troops with adequate winter and waterproof equipment, whilst improving the trench conditions. Miserable times.

Served in the South African Campaign.

Detail :

OZANNE, Edward Graeme, Captain 3/ Royal Fusiliers Only son of of Edward Chepmell Ozanne, of Le Platon, Guernsey, Balliff of Guernsey, Born Guernsey, 5 April, 1883; educated at Rugby; Gazzeted 2nd Lieut to the Royal Fusiliers, 8 May, 1901, and promoted Lieut. 19 Oct. 1904, and Capt. 23 Apr. 1. 1912; Served in the South African War, 1902; took part in the operations in the Transvaal, and in those of the Orange River Colony and Cape Colony. Feb.-31 May, 1902 (Queen's medal with four clasps); and with the Expeditionary Force in France from 18 Jan. to 14 Feb. 1915 ; and was killed in action in trenches at Ypres on the latter date. Buried in the Ramparts Cemetery in Ypres. He was married. (Ruvigny Vol 1) St John's churchyard, Guernsey has a memorial to Ozanne, - A marble cross set in the ground above the chapel at the same cemetery commemorates the death of Captain EG Ozanne, 3rd Bn, Royal Fusiliers, who was killed in action on 14th February 1915. Captain Ozanne, the son of the Bailiff of the time, is buried in the Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ieper

Rugby School Only son of Edward Chepmell Ozanne, Attorney-General of Guernsey, and of Frances Hind his wife, of Le Platon, Guernsey.

He entered the School in 1896, and passed on to the R.M.C., Sandhurst, in 1900. He was promoted Lieutenant in 1904, and Captain in 1912. He served with the Mounted Infantry in the South African War, 1902, and was present at the operations in the Transvaal, the Orange River Colony and Cape Colony, and received the Queen's Medal with four Clasps.

He was killed in the trenches, near Ypres, by a shot which came right through the parapet, on February I4th, 1915. Age 32. The Lieut.-Colonel Commanding the Battalion wrote :— " In the few weeks we have been out here we realised how splendid he was as a soldier. It was touching to see the confidence the Subalterns andmen had in him. He was splendidly brave and calm under trying circumstances. We took over very bad trenches, regular death-traps, and our loss has been heavy in proportion, and the test of the steadiness of the men hasbeen a very severe one. But ' Sam's' Company stood it absolutely, entirely owing to his example, and the men would have stood anything if he were there. . . . Everyone has lost a friend, and the Battalion has lost a fine soldier."

He married Aline Hume, daughter of Lieut-Gen. J. G. Cloete, Indian Army.

The Channel Islands and the Great War

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Doyle's Lodge of Fellowship No. 84 E.C.Guernsey & Alderney

12th January 1910
9th February 1910
9th March 1910

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