Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

23/1/2014

Revealed: The man who was excused going to WW1 because he had already lost FOUR brothers to the conflict

Details of how 8,000 men tried to avoid conscription are revealed online
John Gordon Shallis lost four brothers during the war
His parents also lost a son-in-law
Appeal chairman said mother needed the comfort of her ‘last son’
Harry George Ward, a socialist, appealed as a ‘conscientious objector’
Tribunal chairman said a socialist could not have a conscience

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