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HH30Military Service Appeal Tribunal Records (Lothians and Peebles)1914-1918
HH30/1Notices of Appeal to decisions taken by Local Tribunals (with action following thereon)Mar 1916
HH30/1/1Appeal Tribunal papers, 14 March 19161916
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference HH30/1/1/6
Title Archibald Brown Naysmith
Dates 1916
Access status Open
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Location Off site
Description Appeal no: 6
Local Tribunal: Musselburgh
Date of appeal tribunal: 14 Mar 1916
Grounds for appeal: Conscientious Objection
Attested or not attested (Derby Scheme): Not attested
Appeal decision: Appeal dismissed. Exemption from combatant service

Occupation: Postman (established)
Address: 42 Lochend Road, Musselburgh
Age: 20

Includes additional statements in support by appellant, and written statement against appeal by Lt. Col. James A Hope [military representative] stating that 'This man would make a splendid soldier. He has a fine physique and just wants the nonsense knocked out of him. When the Tribunal's decision was given to him he walked out of the room in a towering rage and slammed the door after him, so that I think his "Christianity" is not very sincere! I think his appeal should be rejected.' Also includes Notice of Appeal to Central Tribunal (refused).
Level File
Previous numbers HH30/1
Publication note Military representative's statement quoted in Will Ellsworth-Jones, 'We Will Not Fight . . . The Untold Story of World War One's Conscientious Objectors' (Aurum Press Limited, 2008), p. 78.

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