25th November 1920
Edinburgh man is killed in Jersey quarry
Alexander Mackintosh survived the First World War and was awarded the Mons Star for service in France and Belgium. Yet the 25-year-old Edinburgh man was killed in a landslide at St Aubin’s quarry, having come to Jersey in search of work.
He wasn’t the first to suffer such a fate. A man had been killed and his mate injured excavating a hill that collapsed on them and, in 1873, French labourer Pierre Audrin was killed while excavating stone for repairing roads. He’d been working in the quarry on his own and lay dead under a large pile of stone for two hours before being discovered.
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Other events that occured in November
Men receive five-year sentence for stealing apples and jam
- Three men were sentenced to five years in prison for stealing apples and jam from a house in St Helier.
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