Reluctant Recruits: Conscription in Marlow in the First World War

Date and time: 27 Apr 2017 - 20:00
Location: Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 1DD
Speaker: Andy Ford
Organised by: AIM
Cost: AIM members £3, Visitors £4.50

In 1916 the Government introduced conscription to boost the flagging number of recruits to the Army.  Over 160 men from Marlow and the surrounding area appealed against being conscripted.  Using newspaper reports from the time, Andy tells the story of these men – why they appealed and what happened to them

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