A Dedication to Francois Marie Scornet 1921 to 1941

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends"

John 15 verse 3

"I believe the end of my existence has come, I will die for France, bravely facing the enemy. In an hour it will be finished...be assured that I will die a good Christian...for the last time I embrace you..."

The above testimate was taken from the last known letter to his parents.

François Scornet was taken to St Ouens Manor for his execution in 1941, the Parish has many features including one of the largest bays in Jersey, also if you visit St Ouens bay be sure to visit the white washed Fisherman's cottage it makes for a good photograph.

Jèrriais: St Ouën) is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey in the Channel Islands. It is in the north west of the island. The parish is the largest parish by surface area, covering 8,341 vergées (15 sq. km.)

It is reputed to be the most traditional of the parishes, being the furthest from Saint Helier and with much of the territory of the parish forming a peninsula.

The traditional nickname for St. Ouennais is Gris Ventres (grey bellies) - a reference to the custom of men from the parish to wear jerseys of undyed wool, which distinguished them from men from other parishes who wore, generally, blue.

A number of prehistoric sites are located in St. Ouen, including: the dolmen des Monts Grantez; the dolmen des Geonnais; and the prehistoric site at Le Pinacle, which also contains one of the very few identifiable Gallo-Roman sites to be seen in Jersey, the foundations of a fanum (small temple).

In the north west, the ruins of Grosnez Castle are a landmark which also features on the Jersey 50 pence coin (see Jersey coins). The Island's racecourse is also to be found at Les Landes.

La Rocco Tower with Corbeire lighthouse in the background and The ancient Gronez Castle built in the 14th Century.



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