7 photographs (Sep. 1915-Apr. 1919, n.d.); Non-Combatant Corps badge (n.d.); Typescript recollections (1979); Character certificate (20 June 1916); Photocopied Protection and Identity Certificate (12 Sep. 1918); Pamphlet To the Christians known as "Brethren" serving in the Non-Combatant Corps (n.d.); Statement submitted to District Court-Martial (n.d.); Typescript essay "Some particulars of what a man suffered for his conscience" (n.d.).
John Campbell papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection CO 017
- Dates of Creation1915-1979
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file; typescript, photographs, and printed material Includes a Non-Combatant Corps badge
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Administrative / Biographical History
John Campbell (b. 1899 in Ayrshire, Scotland) initially served under age on the Western Front, but converted to Christian Brethren in May 1917. He was called up again in 1918, but refused on grounds of conscientious objection and was imprisoned at Wormwood Scrubs, later doing forestry work on the Home Office Work Scheme in Cambridgeshire and Dartmoor until 1919.
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The papers were placed in the Collection in 1979.
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