11 May 1915

11 May 1915 -›

Published: 11/05/2015

There has been local outrage following news that a German submarine sunk the RMS Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland....

4 May 1915

4 May 1915 -›

Published: 04/05/2015

The newly arrived enemy prisoners continue to attract considerable local interest. As a result, curious Islanders have been approaching the POW camp in St Ouen’s Bay....

27 April 1915

27 April 1915 -›

Published: 27/04/2015

A shortage of accommodation at the start of the war led to the Militia’s 3rd (Town) Battalion using temporary barracks established at the Canning Factory on Millard’s Corner. This week the militiamen ...

20 April 1915

20 April 1915 -›

Published: 20/04/2015

The Royal Court sat this week to hear another case of infringement of the Defence of the Realm Act, or DORA. On this occasion it related to the possession of equipment capable of sending or receiving ...

13 April 1915

13 April 1915 -›

Published: 13/04/2015

In a recent speech, the Dean of Jersey said that he believed Islanders should follow the example of the King and give up alcohol for the duration of the war....

6 April 1915

6 April 1915 -›

Published: 06/04/2015

Since the start of the war, the laws and regulations prohibiting trading with the enemy have progressively tightened. These have made it a serious offence to buy goods from or sell goods to German, Au...

30 March 1915

30 March 1915 -›

Published: 30/03/2015

December’s naval bombardment of Britain’s east coast both shocked and served to remind Islanders how swiftly the war can reach out to strike formerly peaceful communities....

23 March 1915

23 March 1915 -›

Published: 23/03/2015

Reports arriving from Ireland during the past two weeks indicate that the Jersey Contingent is settling well into their new home and training regime....

16 March 1915

16 March 1915 -›

Published: 16/03/2015

After weeks of excited speculation, the first German prisoners of war arrived in Jersey this week....

9 March 1915

9 March 1915 -›

Published: 09/03/2015

The master of the SS Lydia claimed that an enemy submarine attacked his vessel this week while it was en route from Jersey to England....

2 March 1915

2 March 1915 -›

Published: 02/03/2015

The last ten days have been a whirlwind of activity as the Jersey Contingent made final preparations to leave the Island....

23 February 1915

23 February 1915 -›

Published: 23/02/2015

There was disruption in the communications between Britain and the Island this week due to a break in an undersea telegraph cable. It is not clear when it will come back into operation....

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