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LEONCE L'HERMITTE OGIER
Leonce Ogier was one of four brothers who were at Victoria College. He
entered the School in
I896
and left in
I900.
He captained the Cricket XI for three
years, and in the same years
(I897-99)
played in the Rugby XV. At Oxford, where
he read law, and took an honours degree, he was one of the most popular and influential
undergraduates at Jesus College, and continued to distinguish himself at cricket and
football. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, and returned to practise as an
Advocate in Jersey, where his father was a member of the highly respected firm of
ecrivains known as Larbalestier and Ogier. At the time ofhis death he was in partner–
ship with Advocate Le Cornu, with whom he had most successfully carried on for
many years the practice which his father had done much to build up. His success is
not surprising, for none of his many clients can have failed to value his scrupulous
integrity and assiduous devotion to their interests.
He had been Captain and Adjutant of the R.M.I.J., and during the
I9I4-I8
war
was Recruiting Officer for Jersey and was awarded the O.B.E.
His younger son, who was keen about maps, was reported to the Germans as
having in his possession a cycling map of the island showing part of the disposition of
the German forces and defence works. In consequence, both father and son were
carried off to a detention camp in Paris, in February
I943.
In May the father was
allowed to return to Jersey, but in July, for some unexplained reason, he was again
deported, this time to Germany. He was already seriously
ill,
and this cruel separation
from his home hastened his end. He died at Ulm
in
August
I943.
Age
62.
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