Oldham Historical Research Group

'THE GREAT WAR',     'THE WAR TO END WAR',     'WORLD WAR 1'
'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
- Only the monstrous anger of the guns.'
                                                                                                  
from 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION IN WW1

NEWS REPORTS , TRIBUNALS & OCCURENCES

Oldham Chronicle 8th July 1916
Oldham Chronicle 8th July 1916
The CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR -
CONSCIENCE AND WAR WORK
Report of Oldham Tribunals
transcript of report

 

7th August 1917 Oldham Standard
Oldham Standard 7th August 1917
Report on the Riot in Oldham at the
first meeting of the 'Peace Crusade'
(Transcripts of reports and letters from
The Chronicle and Standard,
In 'Campaigning for Peace' Pages)


Two examples from the Military Service Local and Appeal Tribunals in Middlesex,
Two examples from the Military Service
Local and Appeal Tribunals in Middlesex,
from the National Archives.

 

Typical record of arrest &  punisment by CO 1916
Typical record of arrest &
punishment for failure to answer call-up.
Typical charge sheet for failing to obey orders on arrival at Kinmel Park
Typical Charge Sheet for
failing to obey orders on
arrival at Kinmel Park

 

Typical witness list to accompany charge Sheet.
Typical witness list to
accompany Charge Sheet.

 

A Petition for Serving cocoa at Wakefield Work Centre in 1917
A Petition for Serving Cocoa at
Wakefield Work Centre in 1917
with the signatures of
200 Conscientious Objectors,
including Oldham man.
Transcript

 

Link to Glossary of Terms and other information
Link to Local conscientious Objectors
Link to Local Reports - Tribunals and Occurences
Link to Finding more informations elsewhere

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