13 October 1914

13 October 1914 -›

Published: 13/10/2014

Notices placed in the newspapers this week have been catching the eye of many Islanders. The Army District Office is inviting local building firms to tender for contracts associated with Jersey’s plan...

6 October 1914

6 October 1914 -›

Published: 06/10/2014

The chronic shortage of accommodation for the Kitchener volunteers presently training in the Island was resolved this week by the requisition of a large St Helier hotel. ...

29 September 1914

29 September 1914 -›

Published: 29/09/2014

Police arrested a visitor to the Island this week following concerns that he may have connections to Germany. Dr Irvington Hahn claimed that he was American citizen coming to Jersey on business. But s...

22 September 1914

22 September 1914 -›

Published: 22/09/2014

Amid a growing number of calls for Jersey to do more in support of the war effort, there has been news this week that a contingent of Militiamen have been offered for overseas service....

15 September 1914

15 September 1914 -›

Published: 15/09/2014

The number of soldiers present in Jersey increased considerably this week following the arrival of another batch of volunteers from Britain....

8 September 1914

8 September 1914 -›

Published: 08/09/2014

It has become known this week that Centenier Arthur Luxon has been moved to the position of Aliens Officer....

1 September 1914

1 September 1914 -›

Published: 01/09/2014

There is considerable frustration among local newspaper editors at the lack of information forthcoming from the recently established official British Press Bureau....

25 August 1914

25 August 1914 -›

Published: 25/08/2014

Following representations by the military authorities, the States’ Defence Committee have agreed that Militiamen are entitled to claim separation allowances in addition to their daily pay when on duty...

18 August 1914

18 August 1914 -›

Published: 18/08/2014

This week, 78 Germans and five Austro-Hungarians met in St Helier’s Town Hall to discuss their situation now that they had become ‘enemy aliens’....

11 August 1914

11 August 1914 -›

Published: 11/08/2014

Concerns over enemy spies in the Island continued to grow this week. There have been numerous reports of suspicious behaviour, with ‘foreign nationals’ singled out as being potential German agents. ...

4 August 1914

4 August 1914 -›

Published: 04/08/2014

Following the expected news of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany, British military reservists have been leaving the Island this week to rejoin their regiments and ships....

26 July 1914

26 July 1914 -›

Published: 26/07/2014

The Island has witnessed a week of unprecedented upheaval. It began with the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia and the likelihood that Russia would enter the conflict....


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