Message Organisation

Reference: B/A/W49/1

Message Organisation - see also B/A/W49/5 for Guernsey's enquiries relating to the Message Organisation During the Occupation. Includes: Requests for facilities to be provided for personal news to be sent to England - September 1940. Extracts from the Jersey Evening Post as to how Jersey people may send messages to relatives in England. Sample form for enquiries. Suspension of sending of enquiries to the Field Command 515 - October 1940. Setting up of the Bailiff's Enquiry and News Office, 49 Halkett Place, St Helier - and subsequent reorganisations. Sketch of rubber stamp to send messages through the Red Cross. Enquiry from the Foreign Office in Berlin as to the whereabouts of Mrs Héléne de la Cote-Schaefer, Villa Sonnschein, Tabor Lane, St Brelade. Information from the International Red Cross that Mr J Leslie, Oxford Lodge, Oxford Road, St Helier, now of Val Plaisant's brother has died. Request from Catherine E Norfor, Kumasi, No 3, First Tower, St Helier that her will be sent to the Lunacy Law Reform Society. Monetary advances for the relatives of British Soldiers native to the Channel Islands - notes of a meeting between the Red Cross and the Department of Finance and Economics Summary of the St John's Ambulance Association Emergency Committee receipts and payments 09/09/1939 - 30/06/1944 List made by the Bailiff of Red Cross Messages sent and replies for December 1940 - December 1941, and January - June 1944

Reference: B/A/W49/1/1

Date: September 20th 1940 - November 14th 1944

Message Organisation - see also B/A/W49/5 for Guernsey's enquiries relating to the Message Organisation Written queries after the end of the Occupation. Includes: Letters of thanks from the Bailiff to Miss E Le Lacheur, Miramar, Grève d'Azette, Miss R Le Maistre, Clarence Road, St Helier, and Mr Robert Stone, Grenville Street, St Helier. Notice of closure from the UNRRA Tracing Bureau for Austria - 31/05/1947. Letter from the Australian Red Cross Society Victorian Division re. Donald and Doris Le Feuvre, 31, St Saviour's Road, St Helier. Request for information on the Red Cross Mail Service in the Occupation from Donald McKenzie - 1971

Reference: B/A/W49/1/2

Date: September 7th 1945 - December 10th 1971

Allowances for dependants of British Service men, enquiry from Mrs Gracie May Vasse, 5, Brook Cottages, Ann Street, St Helier, later of 3, Field View Villas, First Tower, St Helier, who has received payments from the Howard Davis War Fund and the States of Jersey. See also B/A/W84

Reference: B/A/W49/10

Date: July 21st 1942 - August 5th 1942

Urgent request for diphtheria antitoxin, includes details of payment

Reference: B/A/W49/11

Date: January 8th 1943 - April 13th 1943

Offer of horticultural work to be carried out on the graves of British Airmen at Mont à l'Abbè Cemetery. See also B/A/W85/1

Reference: B/A/W49/12

Date: June 6th 1943 - June 8th 1943

Request for information from E Lilian Ogier, 29, Clarendon Road, St Helier as to the whereabouts of her husband Advocate Ogier and her son, both were deported from Jersey in January 1943. See also B/A/W75/11

Reference: B/A/W49/12A

Date: April 25th 1943 - April 28th 1943

Statistics showing dietaries consumed in the first four months of 1944, from the General Hospital, private families etc. Tables showing alterations in rations, including supplementary rations.

Reference: B/A/W49/14/1

Date: 1944 - 1944

Information regarding Clarence Claude Painter born in Abingdon, Berkshire, and Peter Edward Painter born in St Helier, both deported on 21/12/1943. Request for chemicals by the States Anaylsts Laboratory. Recommendation that Doctor John R Hanna, be appointed as representative of the British Red Cross in Jersey

Reference: B/A/W49/14/10

Date: January 3rd 1945 - January 4th 1945

Papers relating to the distribution of Red Cross parcels brought by the SS Vega in the Channel Island, includes lists of the contents of parcels

Reference: B/A/W49/14/11

Date: January 3rd 1945 - January 3rd 1945

Letters of thanks for the parcels that arrives in the SS Vega on 31/12/1994, and for offers of help with the International Red Cross.

Reference: B/A/W49/14/12

Date: January 2nd 1945 - January 2nd 1945

Letter re. a hospital ship, and correspondence with Orviss Limited, Beresford House, St Helier re. distribution of Red Cross parcels

Reference: B/A/W49/14/13

Date: December 27th 1944 - January 2nd 1945

Letters requesting that womens needs are brought to the notice of the International Red Cross Committee, and letters of thanks for Red Cross Parcels

Reference: B/A/W49/14/14

Date: January 1st 1945 - January 4th 1945

Correspondence re. the second distribution of Red Cross Parcels, includes: Newcuttings. Red cross parcels for OT workmen, foreigners, and prisoners in the German Prison. Theft of Red Cross parcels. Bread Rationing. Applications to leave on the hospital ship. Statistics giving the food position in Jersey Nov 1944 - Feb 1945. Statistics relating to the First Importation of Red Cross Supplies includes numbers of parcels issued in the first and second distributions.

Reference: B/A/W49/14/15

Date: January 4th 1945 - February 16th 1945

Correspondence re. the third distribution of Red Cross Parcels, includes: Newcuttings. Request for soap. Red Cross parcels for Political prisoners. Allocation of Diesel Oil. Evacuation of Invalids. Request for information on the whereabouts of Canon Cohu

Reference: B/A/W49/14/16

Date: February 3rd 1945 - March 2nd 1945

Correspondence re. the fourth distribution of Red Cross Parcels, includes: Newcuttings. Thanks to the International Red Cross for the third visit of the SS Vega. Request for information on Canon Cohu and Jack Nicolle Detailed lists of Red Cross supplies received and distributed after the SS Vega's second voyage 13/02/1945 Appointment of Doctor John Hanna as representative in Jersey of the War Organisation of the British Red Cross and Order of St John. Shortages of soap and coke. Allocation of Diesel Oil

Reference: B/A/W49/14/17

Date: February 28th 1945 - March 21st 1945

Correspondence re. the fifth distribution of Red Cross Parcels, includes: Newcuttings. Protection of stocks of Red Cross flour. Damage to parcels arriving on the SS Vega on the 09/03/1945. Statistics relating to the distribution of supplies from the third voyage of the SS Vega. Removal of invalids by the International Red Cross Request for information on Canon Cohu and John Nicolle. List of supplies from the SS Vega on 11/04/1945 (4th visit) Statistics relating to the supplies brought by the third visit of the SS Vega. List of medical supplies received from the International Red Cross

Reference: B/A/W49/14/18

Date: March 20th 1945 - April 9th 1945

Correspondence re. the sixth and seventh distribution of Red Cross Parcels, includes: Newcuttings. Evacuation of ill British Nationals. Detailed lists from the British Red Cross Stores Department of goods shipped to Jersey. Statistics of the fifth, sixth and seventh distribution and storage of Red Cross Supplies April - June 1945 Allocation of Red Cross Parcels to Foreign Workers. Issue of Clothing and Footwear

Reference: B/A/W49/14/19

Date: April 12th 1945 - July 24th 1945

Offers of help from W Glendewar, Stevedore and Company and Cecil G Smith, Mount Wise, Almorah, St Helier, with the unloading of the Red Cross ship

Reference: B/A/W49/14/2

Date: November 29th 1944 - December 11th 1944

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