Friday, 7 February 2014

Middlesex Military Service Tribunals online

The National Archives writes:

You can now explore the case papers of over 8,000 individuals from the Middlesex military service appeal tribunal. These records provide a unique insight into the impact of the First World War on families, businesses and communities far from the battlefields.

One of only two complete surviving collections of tribunal records, they reveal the stories of men seeking exemption on medical, family or economic grounds, as well as the relatively small proportion wishing not to fight on moral grounds as conscientious objectors. Digitised in partnership with the Friends of The National Archives and the Federation of Family History Societies
, they are free to search and download.

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