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My research – a fellow University of Manchester Student

  During her two week student placement at IWM North in July 2018, Bria Cotton was tasked with researching stories that linked to August 1918. From medics to conscientous objectors, and servicemen to victims of the influenza pandemic, she has brought together … Continue reading

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Our Research: the Men in Kent who said No to War

  To mark International Conscientious Objector Day on 15 May, we are highlighting the wonderful research carried out at the Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone. Archive documents held at the Centre include a collection of case files for 153 Conscientious Objectors … Continue reading

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Conscientious Objectors in the First World War

To mark International Conscientious Objector Day on 15 May, the Pearce Register has been added as a free record set on Lives of the First World War. The Pearce Register of British World War One Conscientious Objectors includes over 16,500 records of men … Continue reading

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Newly digitised conscription records available online

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 … Continue reading

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