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Concientious Objector Records

Postby hobbsp » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:37 pm

My Great Great Uncle William Frederick Hobbs 1882 was a Concientious Objector but went to WWi as a Butcher. I have a military pose picture of him with a pinny and side of beef. Where would I find records of his application and refusal to be exempt ?
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Re: Concientious Objector Records

Postby junkers » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:31 pm

There are few Military Exemption Tribunals whose records survive, the Middlesex Tribunal are in series MH 47 at The National Archives, but I can't see him there. Some others may be held locally in County Record Offices.
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Re: Concientious Objector Records

Postby Jeanieallergy » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:08 am

The tribunal proceedings were often reported in local newspapers.


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Re: Concientious Objector Records

Postby MartinJ1952 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:56 am

A useful guide from TNA on the subject http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/reco ... ectors.htm


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