5th August 1880
Law Lord who oversaw Channel Island refugees is born
Born in St Helier and educated at Oxford, Herbert du Parcq was admitted to the Jersey Bar in 1906 and became King’s Counsel two decades later. He was knighted in the 1930s and, as Baron du Parcq of Grouville, became a life peer following the Second World War. During the war he had chaired the Channel Islands Refugees Committee to raise funds for islanders who found themselves evacuated to the mainland in advance of the occupation.
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