Following a long and extraordinary life, Occupation hero Bob Le Sueur died on Saturday (5th November) at the age of 102. During the years of German rule, Mr Le Sueur risked arrest and death by helping to shelter Russian slave workers under the noses of the occupying forces.
It was these repeated acts of bravery that led him to become a much-loved and respected Islander. In 2007, a portrait of Mr Le Sueur commissioned by Jersey Heritage was unveiled at Jersey Museum as a lasting tribute to his lifelong commitment to the Island.
And in 2013 he was made an MBE for his services to the community and was also decorated by the Soviet Union for his courage in helping Russian prisoners.
His wartime acts of bravery were documented in his memoir, Growing up Fast, published in 2020. But in the years since the war he continued to play an active role in Island life, attending the annual slave workers’ memorial at Westmount and keeping the memory of the Occupation alive by giving talks and taking part in documentaries. Here are some pictures of Mr Le Sueur over the