Many men asked to be exempted from conscription during the First World War. Tribunals were held up and down the country to hear cases of men looking to be exempted from conscription. Conscientious objectors refused to fight on grounds of pacifism, religion or freedom of thought, though some did agree to take on non-combat roles.
From The Archives
The First World War saw many teenagers join the ranks at the front. John Chalmers was killed in action at the age of just 18.
Peter Thompson was one of the first from the Fife village to sign up. He was injured after losing his helmet in a bombing raid.
Persistence paid off for one Black Watch man. Having been rejected for service previously and having travelled thousands of miles to enlist, he is awarded a medal for bravery.
Dundee wouldn’t be Dundee without the Dundee Fortnight. However 100 years ago it was just the Dundee week – and union bosses wanted to move it to August.
They say that today’s news is tomorrow’s chip paper.
How many people can you name who have inspired and influenced you?