1st March 1945

Jersey’s occupation bailiff is knighted

Coincidentally, on the day Lingshaw was sentenced for his treachery, it was announced in the London Gazette that Alexander Coutanche, bailiff throughout the occupation, had been knighted in recognition of his service to the island.

Coutanche was again recognised in the 1961 Birthday Honours, when he was made a life peer and given the title Baron Coutanche of St Brelade in the Island of Jersey and of the City of Westminster.


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