During the First World War, Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942) was reluctantly persuaded by the King that he would serve his country best if he remained leading the business at New Court. He put himself to the task, and placed his considerable resources behind the war effort.
In 1915, Lionel established a recruiting office at New Court and as the war progressed was instrumental in establishing a Central Jewish Recruiting Committee, based at New Court. As the war continued, the Committee's remit widened to include matters of welfare of serving Jewish soldiers.
For more information about the committee and its work, see the article There are three types of men': Lionel de Rothschild and the Jewish War Services Committee, 1915-1919 by Justin Cavernelis-Frost in The Rothschild Archive Review of the Year 2013-2014.
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