Monday, 29 September 2014

COMING SHORTLY: Alternative War Heroes 1916

The “Harwich Frenchmen”* from Ealing

Two of the men (starred names) in this picture had addresses in the (present-day) London Borough of Ealing at the time of their arrest:




Alfred William Evans of 26 Endsleigh Road, Southall

and

Oscar Gristwood Ricketts of 73 Mayfield Avenue, West Ealing

More details to follow of their part in the story of opposition to the First World War.


* Picture and caption from Objection Overruled: Conscription and Conscience in the First World War, by David Boulton, Dent, Cumbria, Dales Historical Monographs in Association with Friends Historical Society, 2014: p. xxxvii Profiles of the 35 ‘Frenchmen’: The Harwich 12. [In an evident slip of transcription from the Pearce Register of British COs, Ricketts' middle name is given as Greenwood instead of Gristwood.]

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