Thursday, August 14, 2014

WWI records found

WWI Straffordshire, UK,War Tribunal records document 20,000 men who were conscripted but requested they be left at home because they were needed for the harvest, sowing, and to support their neighborhood businesses after two years of war and high casualty rates. Whoever was in charge of the records did not follow the government's destruction order. Now, this rare bit of history is being further researched as researchers review each man and his case. The article does not tell us what percentage were allowed out of the draft or why. Read about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28768531

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