By Gilly Carr
Stanley John Morel was born on 10 March 1921 in the parish of St Lawrence, Jersey. At the time that he comes to our attention, he was unmarried, working as a farm labourer, and living at Val au Bec Farm in St Peter.
On 16 September 1941, when Morel was 20 years old, he was court martialled by Field Command 515 and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for ‘infraction of the street traffic order and insults to the German Army.’ He was put in prison that day and then deported to France on 30 September 1941.
Morel arrived in Caen Prison on 1 October 1941 and then allowed to return to Jersey after his release on 16 December.
He later married Elenore Herve, and died in 2009.
Stanley Morel’s occupation registration form and card, Jersey Archives Archives ref. St/P/4/690, 691 and 692.
Stanley Morel’s court records, Jersey Archives ref. D/Z/H6/2/34
Stanley Morel entry, Jersey’s political prisoner log-book, Jersey Archives ref. D/AG/B7/7.
Stanley Morel’s Caen prison records, Calvados Archives ref. 1664 w 34.