Welcome to the Jersey Pals Website

In the spring of 1915 a small band of Jerseymen left their island home to fight in one of the most terrible wars the world has ever seen. Fêted as heroes at first, they soon faced not only the horror of the trenches, but also a bitter personal battle for support and recognition. Now, for the first time, their story is told in full.

First published in August 2009, Ours: The Jersey Pals in the First World War is a landmark book telling the story of a small band of Jerseyman who left their island in March 1915 to fight in the First World War, serving initially with the Royal Irish Rifles and then the Hampshire Regiment. The purpose of this website is to complement and enhance that book through additional information and pictures of the men, their story, and the places they knew. Updates will happen reguarily as more details emerge on this unique group. Please visit and enjoy. On the menu bar you will find a Contact button. If you have any information to share, or questions to raise, or comments to make, please take the time to get in touch. Everything and anything is welcome.

Ian Ronayne



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