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« on: Sunday 13 August 17 14:28 BST (UK) »
I have found the following names (one was my gt.grandfather) listed at a tribunal in Nottingham, William Welham, George Walker and Hugh Brammer. Did objectors always appear before tribunals.

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Re: concientious objectors
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 13 August 17 14:35 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat.
Objectors always appeared before tribunals.
See http://www.ppu.org.uk/learn/infodocs/cos/st_co_wwone.html

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Re: concientious objectors
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 13 August 17 15:24 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the link, it is most informative, I believe he held very strong religious principles.

    Frank.

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Re: concientious objectors
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 August 17 22:00 BST (UK) »
Might be worth looking at local papers for that date. I've seen interesting material in New Zealand papers on the same issue.
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
in Stirlingshire, Roxburghshire; Bucks; Devon; Somerset; Northumberland; Carmarthenshire; Glamorgan

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Re: concientious objectors
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 13 August 17 23:03 BST (UK) »
I thought my gr grandfathers brother actually went to prison for being a CO.

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ROBERTS - Dunbartonshire/Stirlingshire, Scotland
NEWEY - Leicestershire, England
FITZGERALD - Co. Cork - Ireland
HOWLETT - Suffolk, England
PHILMORE - Wiltshire, England
CHAPMAN - Cornwall - England
NICHOLLS - Cornwall - England
SHAW - Nottinghamshire, England
PRITCHARD - Salop, England

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Re: concientious objectors
« Reply #5 on: Monday 14 August 17 08:13 BST (UK) »
I thought my gr grandfathers brother actually went to prison for being a CO.

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"These unwilling conscripts could be arrested and handed over to the military; if they disobeyed military orders they would be court-martialled and sent to prison." http://www.ppu.org.uk/learn/infodocs/cos/st_co_wwone.html

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Re: concientious objectors
« Reply #6 on: Monday 14 August 17 15:59 BST (UK) »
 Men also appeared before tribunals if they had other reasons for appealing against conscription.

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Re: concientious objectors
« Reply #7 on: Monday 14 August 17 16:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you everyone for your help.

   Frank

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 14 August 17 16:57 BST (UK) »
Men also appeared before tribunals if they had other reasons for appealing against conscription.

Military Service Tribunals were set up under the Military Service (No.2) Act in 1916,. An application for a certificate of exemption under the Act could be made to the Tribunal on a four grounds,
(a) on the ground that it is expedient in the national interests that he or they should, instead of being employed in military service, be engaged in other work.
(b) on the ground that the man by or in respect  of whom the application is made has any person dependent on him who, if the man was called up for army service would be without suitable means of subsistence.
(c) on the grounds ill-health or infirmaty.
 (d) on the ground of concientious objection  to the undertaking of combatant service. Any person who was aggrieved by the decision of a Military Service Tribunal could appeal to the Appeal Tribunal of the area.

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