Newly digitised conscription records available online

Conscription appeals digitised

Last week one of our key supporters, The National Archives, made digitised records of over 8,000 individuals seeking exemption from conscription into the army in Middlesex during the First World War available online for the first time.

The records reveal 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.

We need your help to explore these records, and to find out more about the life stories of the 8,000 individuals mentioned so that we can look to preserve their stories for future generations when Lives of the First World War launches this Spring.

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