WW1 Blog - Jersey Heritage

5 December 1916

5 December 1916 -›

Published: 12/5/2016

Sad news has reached the island that Jersey’s former Lieutenant Governor, Major General Sir Alexander Rochfort, has died unexpectedly in London. ...

28 November 1916

28 November 1916 -›

Published: 11/28/2016

The extent to which the Defence of the Realm Act, or DORA, is affecting civilian life in Jersey became more evident recently....

21 November 1916

21 November 1916 -›

Published: 11/21/2016

The States met in session this week to yet again discuss Jersey’s plans for adopting conscription. ...

14 November 1916

14 November 1916 -›

Published: 11/14/2016

Faced with prospect of lengthening nights, there have been a number of appeals recently for exemptions from the strict wartime blackout conditions....

7 November 1916

7 November 1916 -›

Published: 11/7/2016

Having successfully completed their application and selection process, a group of 10 local women left the island in recent days to work in the UK....

31 October 1916

31 October 1916 -›

Published: 10/31/2016

A recent Royal Court case has underlined the seriousness of censorship rules in wartime Jersey....

24 October 1916

24 October 1916 -›

Published: 10/24/2016

There was considerable excitement this week at news that two German prisoners escaped from the Blanches Banques POW camp....

17 October 1916

17 October 1916 -›

Published: 10/17/2016

Considerable concern was expressed this week following news that the price of bread is rising yet again....

10 October 1916

10 October 1916 -›

Published: 10/10/2016

Just a few days after his arrival in Jersey, the new Lieutenant Governor, Major General Sir Alexander Wilson, has been out and about in public....

3 October 1916

3 October 1916 -›

Published: 10/3/2016

The island’s Lieutenant Governor since 1910, Major General Sir Alexander Rochfort KCB CMG, officially gave up his duties this week and departed from Jersey. ...

26 September 1916

26 September 1916 -›

Published: 9/26/2016

Les Blanches Banques Prisoner of War Camp can be a challenging posting for the guards on duty there, especially during the winter. ...

19 September 1916

19 September 1916 -›

Published: 9/19/2016

The authorities have been cracking down on anyone found breaking the regulations setting out wartime lighting restrictions....


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