Friday, 26 February 2016

Military Tribunal records new at Findmypast

During the First World War men could appeal their conscription into the British Army at military tribunal hearings.  A person could appeal on the grounds of ill health, serious economic hardship, or conscientious objection to the war, or if their education or employment was of national importance. I

Findmypast has placed online Middlesex, Poplar Military Tribunals 1916-1918 with records of  3,221 cases and for over 12,000 cases from Northamptonshire. Index transcriptions and original images are online.

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