Oldham Historical Research Group

'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
- Only the monstrous anger of the guns.'

from 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen

1914 - 1918

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION IN WW1 - LINKS - to other websites you may find of interest
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From : the Peace Pledge Union Website

Royal Army Medical Corps

Absolutist COs

The Wakefield Experiment

Women's Congress at the Hague, 1915

Work of National Importance

CO Project at the PPU

A. Fenner Brockway

Conscientious Objection 1914 - 1918

The Men Who said, "No."
A PPU Project - Menu page


From : Warwick -
The Library > Modern Records Centre
First World War 100: Conflict and Commemoration

Pacifism & Protest

Petition for serving Cocoa at Wakefield
Work Centre in 1917

200 CO signatures


From : The National Archives

First Forld War -
About Military Service Tribunals

Middlesex Military Tribunal Records -
to search and download without charge

Pacifism and Suffrage in First World War

MH47/142/1 ... a collection of
Pamphlets and papers relating to the
Military Service Act of 1916, Tribunals
and certified occupations etc.
Downloadable HERE

The Military Service Act:
Appeals against conscription
First world War conscription:
An Ethical Battleground

Survey of First World War Military Service
Tribunal Records across England & Wales.
Download a .pdf file (20 pages) HERE



From : The Imperial War Museum Website
IWM - First World War

COs in their own words

The Pearce Register of COs
Searchable data base

First World War Centenary -
Blog about COs with some examples

Podcast 37 - Conscientious Objection


From : The Long, Long Trail Website
The British Army in the Great War of 1914-1918

Royal Army Medical Corps

The Military Service Act of 1916

The Group (Derby) Scheme


From : Spartacus Educational Website

The Independent Labour Party

A. Fenner Brockway

No- Conscription Fellowship

Conscription and the First World War


Other Websites

A Collection:of
Picture Postcards from the Great War
Royal Army Medical Corps

The White Feather Diaries
A Quaker Project

Parliament - Living Heritage
conscription: The Frist world War

National Archives of Scotland
Military Service Tribunals


To Read :

'Conscription and Conscience; a history, 1916-1919'
by Graham, John William
Published [1922]
Download or read as a .pdf file, without charge,
from the Internet Archive HERE


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