Account of customs expenses for the Guernsey Lily with John Dorey, Bristol

Reference: L/C/166/B4/22

Date: June 14th 1828 - June 14th 1828

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 1, Page 75. Includes newscuttings of from the Evening Post and a photograph of a Red Cross message from Anne Huelin to Mrs Brough of Wiston, Bagatelle.

Reference: L/C/306/A/1/75

Date: January 23rd 1941 - March 1st 1941

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 2, Page 53. Includes newscuttings from the Evening Post, including: messages published in the News from Relatives and Friends (through the Red Cross) feature; an article concerning three Jersey evacuees killed during an air raid on Britain on 28 December 1940; and advertisements published in the Exchange and Mart column.

Reference: L/C/306/A/2/53

Date: September 10th 1941 - September 10th 1941

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 3, Page 29. Includes: newscuttings from the Evening Post, including messages published in the News from Relatives and Friends (through the Red Cross) column; and a permit to enter the Airport.

Reference: L/C/306/A/3/29

Date: November 11th 1941 - November 11th 1941

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 3, Page 77. Includes: a newscutting of a notice published in the Evening Post about two men killed in action; a Red Cross message from Helen [Helene] Sinnatt of 40 La Motte Street to Polly Jackson of 34 Arley Hill, Bristol, and reply on the reverse; a Bailiff of Jersey's Enquiry and News Service slip; and signed messages by guests at a party on 9 March 1942 [to celebrate Kenneth Britton's 38th birthday].

Reference: L/C/306/A/3/77

Date: August 18th 1941 - March 9th 1942

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 4, Page 16. Includes: a Red Cross message from Mrs Sinnatt of Malta House, Grosvenor Street to Louis Francis Jackson in Hull, with reply on reverse; and newscuttings from the Evening Post.

Reference: L/C/306/A/4/16

Date: September 27th 1941 - April 17th 1942

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 4, Page 34. Includes: a German propaganda leaflet in French titled Le bluff britannique et les mensonges de Churchill aux prises avec la réalité [The British bluff and Churchill's lies grappling with reality]; and newscuttings of messages published in the News from Relatives and Friends (through the Red Cross) column in the Evening Post.

Reference: L/C/306/A/4/34

Date: October 29th 1941 - March 6th 1942

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 4, Page 39. Includes: newscuttings from the Evening Post; a copy of a Red Cross message from Louis F Jackson to his father Frank Jackson of 28 Rouge Bouillon; and a cigarette packet for Nestor Gianaclis Rekord cigarettes.

Reference: L/C/306/A/4/39

Date: February 9th 1942 - June 20th 1942

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 4, Page 59. Includes: copies of Red Cross messages from Louis F Jackson to his sister Helene M Sinnatt of 40 La Motte Street; and cigarette packets for Duco cigarettes and Kan cigarettes.

Reference: L/C/306/A/4/59

Date: May 30th 1942 - July 2nd 1942

Scrapbook kept by Helene Marie Sinnatt, née Jackson, during the Occupation. Book 4, Page 62. Includes: newscuttings of notices and articles published in the Evening Post; a copy of a Red Cross message from Louis Francis Jackson to Frank George Jackson of 28 Rouge Bouillon; and military insignia.

Reference: L/C/306/A/4/62

Date: June 26th 1942 - October 3rd 1942

Typed War Diary of Henry Walter Ernest Gosselin. Recounts his experience of the Second World War as a soldier. Details include his decision to join up and leave his family in Jersey, going to England and training in Cornwall, whilst training he went on leave to stay with a family in Bristol where he met his future wife Hilda Dorothy Noakes. He went on to Liverpool before being shipped to Sierra Leone with HMS Hood and four destroyers. From there he went to Durban, South Africa before moving on to Bombay, India. In India he met up with his brother Joe who was also stationed with The Cornwall's. He trained for mountain warfare before going to Baghdad where he was involved with digging tank traps in the desert. He recalls dealing with sand storms and extreme weather conditions. He became the batsman for a Guernseyman called Captain Brett with the unit involved with escorting convoys through Iraq and guarding hundreds of miles of oil pipelines. He volunteered to be in a platoon as an anti-tank unit. He travelled through the Middle East, arriving in Egypt and on to Libya before going to the frontline. He fought in a battle and was taken as a prisoner of war. He was marched with his unit as a prisoner of war with no water or food across the desert, being attacked by Allied planes on the way who didn't realise they were POWs. He dropped out of the column of prisoners but eventually found the energy to rejoin the march. He found and staying together with his brother Joe once more before being handed over to Italian soldiers. The prisoners were not given any water and were desperate to drink. He arrived in a prison camp in Tripoli and was then shipped to Naples before moving to a prisoner of war camp in Capua. He met up once more with his brother Joe in the camp before being moved once more to a camp near Rome. He describes the terrible conditions in the camp and being moved to the hospital when he was suffering from illness. He recalls prisoners attempting to escape and the entire camp being punished as a result. There was gambling in the camp in order to win cigarettes to barter and the prisoners hunted for fuel everywhere. The camp was later inspected by the Red Cross and conditions improved as a result. He was moved once more and was put to work on rice farms. He attempted an escape but his partner fell ill and so they had to cancel it. When Italy stopped fighting he escaped the camp and went on the run with other POWs across Italy. He met with the mayor of a village called Canale who was also one of the leaders of the underground who agreed to help him and his fellow POWs. They were hidden at a Franciscan monastery before being moved when the Germans heard rumours of this. They joining up with a Partisan group in Italy and were transported to a mountain village in the Alps called Damiani. He was involved in a number of raids with the Partisans and got to know some German prisoners that had been caught before they were executed. Eventually the village was attacked and he was taken prisoner once more. He was about to be executed when he said he was and English POW and was spared by a Ukrainian officer. He was interrogated by the Germans before being transported to Germany to another prisoner of war camp. He mentions the terrible condition in which Russian prisoners were held. He was put to work in a coal mine. He remembers raids on the area by Allied aeroplanes and hiding to avoid being injured. He escaped from the camp when the Allied soldiers were near and was liberated by American troops. He was transported to Brussels where he was deloused and given a new uniform. He was flown back to England, arriving back and staying in Bristol with the family that he had stayed with previously, including his future wife Hilda. He was given notice that he could travel back to Jersey and arrived back on leave, going back to his family's house in Le Breton Lane for an emotional reunion with his family who thought he had been killed. At the end of his leave he returned to his barracks and later got engaged and married to Hilda. He was told that he had to stay in the Army until 1947 and continued to serve. He later found out what had happened to the people he had met in Italy. Includes photographs and copies of letters relating to the experience and a family tree and note on the Gosselin family in Jersey.

Reference: L/C/400/A1/1

Date: 2009 - 2016

Letter book of James Pipon, Assistant Commissary at Kent and Bristol

Reference: L/C/67/A5/B/3

Date: March 1st 1804 - May 16th 1804

Severn District

Reference: L/C/67/A6

Monthly returns from the King's Magazine at Bristol showing biscuits, oats and empty sacks

Reference: L/C/67/A6/A/1

Date: May 1st 1804 - March 31st 1805

Pay Lists of Labourers

Reference: L/C/67/A6/B

Pay lists of Day Labourers employed at HM Magazine at Bristol

Reference: L/C/67/A6/B/1

Date: May 5th 1804 - December 29th 1804

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