John Campbell papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection CO 017
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; typescript, photographs, and printed material Includes a Non-Combatant Corps badge

Scope and Content

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.).

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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Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection in 1979.


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