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Conscientious Objectors

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On 31/12/2004 at 12:08, Guest tonia said:

Was there a list kept of conscientious objectors?

There's a list of New Zealand COs



I came across it when researching a postcard sent by "60351 Pt [sic] Melvin" from Sling Camp in November 1918, saying that he'd joined "the staff of orderlies" at No 4 General Hospital, Bulford. I accessed his


service record


and noticed that he had three times disobeyed a lawful command and that on the second of his attestation papers he had noted that he was a conscientious objector. Googling his name led to the list, and a search of NZ newspapers took me to


this article


The card was one seven or eight featuring New Zealanders at Bulford and Sling in 1917 offered on eBay by the same vendor. Bidding was very fierce, and I won only two. I think - and  hope - that there no more messages from Horace Vernon on the others.



Edited by Moonraker

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