Life in Jersey during the Great War

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Life in Jersey during the Great War


General Sir Alexander Rochford, Lieut-Governor of Jersey from the outbreak of the war until 1916. He had a major influence over life in the island during that time

This series of articles on various aspects of life in Jersey during the 1914-1918 war is based on newspaper reports and archived documents. We acknowledge the valuable resource of a weekly series of articles by historian Ian Ronayne which was published on the Jersey Heritage website from 2014 to 2018 to mark the centenary of the conflict

World War 1 and life in Jersey

Our articles are based on newspaper reports, such as this one of the States debate on conscription ...

... and archived documents, such as this letter from the Home Office requiring the establishment of a Food Control Committee in the island

More archived documents of official communication during the war

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