File: War 1914-1918: military service of students

Scope and Content

Papers concerning various aspects of the University's activities during the First World War. There are papers, some pre-dating the outbreak of war, relating to the administration of the University's Officer Training Corps, including recommendations for commissions for OTC members during wartime. There is correspondence and papers concerning the application of the Military Service Act 1916 which introduced military conscription for students, including requests for exemptions. There is also more general correspondence between the University and the War Office and other ministries regarding various aspects of service of students during the War and immediate post-war period.

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