From The Archives

From The Archives

July 6 1916: Dundee conscientious objector calls war ‘immoral’

July 6 2016

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.