Dr David Hewitt

Dr David Hewitt

David is a tribunal judge and a writer. His book about military service tribunals – Joseph, 1917 – is published by Matador: joseph1917.wordpress.com

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Military service tribunals during the Great War

If you put a man in harm’s way then realise you made a mistake, shouldn’t you at least try to make amends? 100 years on, David Hewitt examines the case of Joseph Blackburn who didn’t want to go to war and fought only because a military tribunal forced him to

During the Great War, the task of deciding whether men must fight or could be given exemption was usually performed by a local tribunal. 

21 March 2017
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