World War 1 Blog

From 1914

What actually happened in Jersey during the Great War? How did islanders cope with a conflict that was so close to home and yet so far removed? Jersey Heritage is setting out to answer these questions over the course of the next four years by putting together a blog about daily life on the home front. Starting on Monday 30 June, and every Monday after that for the next four years, find out what was going on in the Island 100 years a century ago.

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17 December 1918 →

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A recent Admiralty telegram signified an important step from war to peace

10 December 1918 →

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A buzz of excitement passed through the night time streets of St Helier this week following news that the Alhambra was to reopen

3 December 1918 →

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Plying the pre-war cross-Channel route between Jersey and the mainland were a wide variety of steamers, all well known to islanders

26 November 1918 →

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The call went out this week for former members of His Majesty’s armed forces to attend the inaugural meeting of a local ex-serviceman’s association.

19 November 1918 →

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No politician worked more tirelessly bringing relief during the recent flu epidemic than the Constable of St Helier, Mr John Edwin Pinel

12 November 1918 →

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As momentum gathers over social reform and the desire to provide returning servicemen with ‘a land fit for heroes’, there comes a reminder of the housing conditions faced by some living in St Helier.

5 November 1918 →

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A telegraph bearing news of the imminent Armistice arrived in the island late on 10 November.

29 October 1918 →

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While widespread reports of the global influenza epidemic have circulated recently, there was some hope that so-called Spanish Flu may pass Jersey by

22 October 1918 →

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The pages of recent newspaper editions contain a slew of official notices directed towards limiting both the selling price of certain goods and prohibiting the purchase and use of others.

15 October 1918 →

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Sad news reached the island this week of Sergeant Charles Laugeard’s death in action.

8 October 1918 →

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The Royal Court dealt harshly this week with a woman accused of knowingly passing a sexually transmitted disease to a soldier.

1 October 1918 →

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Ongoing concerns about wartime shortages in coal stocks led to the Island Defence Committee imposing an early closing order on shops, restaurants, clubs and places of entertainment.

24 September 1918 →

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The States debated a bill this week intended to extend the right to vote in Jersey to several groups presently excluded from the franchise.

17 September 1918 →

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There was unanimous support in the States this week for Jersey to provide the British Government with a £50,000 donation towards the cost of waging war.

10 September 1918 →

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A special ship will soon be departing Jersey to carry local children studying in the UK back to their schools for the autumn term.

3 September 1918 →

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The names of men who have served and died in the present war are wanted.

27 August 1918 →

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A growing issue relating to work for incapacitated ex-servicemen came to the fore this week.

20 August 1918 →

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Fish monger Laura Le Provost appeared in court this week charged with selling fish above the prices set by Jersey’s Food Commission.

13 August 1918 →

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The wartime sacrifice and heroism of old boys and masters was highlighted at Victoria College’s recent prize day.

6 August 1918 →

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An Admiralty decision to restrict the travel of women and children on cross-Channel routes is causing many islanders considerable disruption.