In this year that commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The National Archives has released another set of records from The Great War. The ‘Appeals against First World War conscription’ records have now gone online.
The records are the case files of over 8,000 men who were appealing against conscription into the army between 1916 to 1918. The men applied to local military tribunals for exemption and if they were unsuccessful could then appeal to the county appeal tribunal. This new set of records cover the Middlesex Appeal Tribunal only and are classed in file series MH47. More can be found at The National Archives website.