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Re: Agricultural Leave WW1
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Re: Agricultural Leave WW1
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 05 November 16 20:38 GMT (UK) »
https://channelislandancestry.com/tag/lieutenant-benest/

Have you seen this?

Many thanks, Christine.......I had previously written to the Channel Islands Historical people and had no reply, other than they would ask around, so I have just emailed Ian Ronanye and hope he is still researching. 

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Sioux
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Hutton : Edinburgh, Scotland
Downey : England
Ingram: St George East, Middlesex and New Zealand
Roberts : Grafton, NSW
Blackadder : Grafton, NSW
Gillett : Grafton, NSW
Brocklebank :Carkettle, Lancashire
Bowes : Ulverston, Lancashire
Rose : Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Kelleher:County Cork, Ireland
Shepherd : Helpringham, Lincolnshire

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Re: Agricultural Leave WW1
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 05 November 16 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Siouxsie,

I'm not sure if you are still actively searching more about his topic but I have just found this wonderful photo of Australian soldiers in Jersey at this link on TROVE:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/193459051?q=australian+soldiers+WW1+Jersey&c=picture&versionId=211877076

I am following this thread of conversation with interest.

Many thanks.........still searching but perhaps not as actively as I should! Great photo, alas, my grandfather isn't amongst the happy chaps.

Cheers
Sioux.
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Hutton : Edinburgh, Scotland
Downey : England
Ingram: St George East, Middlesex and New Zealand
Roberts : Grafton, NSW
Blackadder : Grafton, NSW
Gillett : Grafton, NSW
Brocklebank :Carkettle, Lancashire
Bowes : Ulverston, Lancashire
Rose : Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Kelleher:County Cork, Ireland
Shepherd : Helpringham, Lincolnshire


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Re: Agricultural Leave WW1
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 18 July 20 20:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Susie

It's been a long time but did you ever manage to get more details, particulary on Lt Bisent?

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Re: Agricultural Leave WW1
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 18 July 20 23:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Stewart,

Nothing.....but I might just give it another red hot go!
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Hutton : Edinburgh, Scotland
Downey : England
Ingram: St George East, Middlesex and New Zealand
Roberts : Grafton, NSW
Blackadder : Grafton, NSW
Gillett : Grafton, NSW
Brocklebank :Carkettle, Lancashire
Bowes : Ulverston, Lancashire
Rose : Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Kelleher:County Cork, Ireland
Shepherd : Helpringham, Lincolnshire

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Re: Agricultural Leave WW1
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 23 July 20 13:07 BST (UK) »
Hi

Now I have to thank the members of the Societe Jersiaise who have come up with a strong lead. So this is not down to me!

 The book - The Brahms Waltz gives an insight, and an interesting overview, of life in post WW1 Jersey with glimpses of the social scene of the day.

On page 11 Monk Gibbon writes that “The island representative of the Ministry of Labour, Lieutenant Benest, despatched me to the far side of the island to Rozel Manor”.

On page 25 of Monk Gibbon’s book he notes a letter from Harold G Benest, Lieut. & Adjutant , Ministry of Labour Appointments Department, Channel Islands District.

Harold's medal card and service record can be found on Ancestry.

The photo shows Australian troops outside St Helier House Hotel in La Motte Street, later the Berkshire Hotel and now gone.

A collegue has had an enquiry from a descendent of one of those in the picture.

Stewart

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Re: Agricultural Leave WW1
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 30 July 20 04:15 BST (UK) »
What a wonderful photo Stewart........alas, my grandfather is not one of those happy chaps......but knowing him, he was probably out trying to woo the ladies or place a horse bet with a beer in his hand!

I will follow this lead up a bit more.......perhaps it will garner me more insight into his time there.

Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Hutton : Edinburgh, Scotland
Downey : England
Ingram: St George East, Middlesex and New Zealand
Roberts : Grafton, NSW
Blackadder : Grafton, NSW
Gillett : Grafton, NSW
Brocklebank :Carkettle, Lancashire
Bowes : Ulverston, Lancashire
Rose : Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Kelleher:County Cork, Ireland
Shepherd : Helpringham, Lincolnshire