Island's fourth blue plaque honours 'inspirational'figure who stood up against the occupying German forces

A CROWD of  50 gathered to remember an ‘inspirational’ Marie Ozanne on Saturday, as a blue plaque in her memory was unveiled.

Present at the unveiling of the first blue plaque to honour a woman were, left to right, William Ozanne, her nephew, researcher Dr Louise Willmot, Bailiff Richard Collas, who chairs the blue plaque committee, researcher Dr Gilly Carr, Keith Brookfield, the current owner of the house where she lived, and Lt-Col. Graham Owen, divisional commander of the Salvation Army. Inset, Major Marie Ozanne. (Picture by Tony Rive)
Present at the unveiling of the first blue plaque to honour a woman were, left to right, William Ozanne, her nephew, researcher Dr Louise Willmot, Bailiff Richard Collas, who chairs the blue plaque committee, researcher Dr Gilly Carr, Keith Brookfield, the current owner of the house where she lived, and Lt-Col. Graham Owen, divisional commander of the Salvation Army. Inset, Major Marie Ozanne. (Picture by Tony Rive)

A CROWD of  50 gathered to remember an ‘inspirational’ Marie Ozanne on Saturday, as a blue plaque in her memory was unveiled.

There was a special service for the wartime Salvation Army major, who risked her life by peacefully opposing German forces during the Occupation.

Blue plaque adjudication panel chairman Bailiff Richard Collas said it was his pleasure to unveil the tribute at Miss Ozanne’s former home, Aquarius, Dehus Lane, Vale.

‘It is good to see so many people here,’ he said. ‘It is a remarkable tribute to a very inspirational lady. The fact that there are so many people here shows that she continues to be an inspiration.’

Comments for: "Island's fourth blue plaque honours 'inspirational'figure who stood up against the occupying German forces"

Mikeyt

Just been reading John Nettles' occupation book 'Jewels and Jackboots' and there is a good account of Marie Ozanne's story.