WW1 Blog - Jersey Heritage

16 January 1917

16 January 1917 -›

Published: 1/16/2017

The States have been discussing whether young women should be leaving Jersey to undertake war work in the UK. ...

9 January 1917

9 January 1917 -›

Published: 1/9/2017

A local man appeared in front of the Royal Court this week charged with committing an offence under the wartime Defence of the Realm Act....

2 January 1917

2 January 1917 -›

Published: 1/2/2017

A well-attended ceremony at the French Consulate this week recognised the commitment and bravery of four local men serving in the French Army....

26 December 1916

26 December 1916 -›

Published: 12/29/2016

With the passing of another Christmas – the third since war began – islanders have been reflecting on the last 12 months and considering what next year will bring....

19 December 1916

19 December 1916 -›

Published: 12/19/2016

To aid the release of men for service in the armed forces, a UK Government scheme permits the employment of enemy prisoners of war for agricultural work. ...

12 December 1916

12 December 1916 -›

Published: 12/12/2016

The tragic loss of Field Marshal Lord Kitchener in the sinking of HMS Hampshire on 5 June this year was felt keenly by the entire country....

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....


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