I Have A Weak Heart and Military Service Would Knock Me Up, by Paul Barnfield

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I Have A Weak Heart and Military Service Would Knock Me Up, by Paul Barnfield
I Have A Weak Heart and Military Service Would Knock Me Up, by Paul Barnfield, subtitled 'Appeals at Hampton Weak against Enlistment into the Army in the First World War'

Booklet published by the Twickenham Local History Society, 48 pages. Paperback (N6151X1)

This book provides a short but fascinating account of appeals lodged and heard in this part of London against enlistment into the British Army during the First World War, and as such, the book offers an excellent insight into this neglected aspect of the social history of the conflict. Sections include:

Introduction
The work of the Local Tribunal
The Hampton Wick Tribunal
Appellants by principal grounds of appeal:
To be engaged in work he is normally engaged in
To be engaged in other work rather than being employed in military service
To continue training
That serious hardship would ensue owing to his exceptional financial or business obligations or domestic situation.
On the grounds of ill-health or infirmity
On the grounds of a conscientious objection to the undertaking of combatant service
How did the work of the Hampton Wick Local
Tribunal compare with other Tribunals?
Final Thoughts
Appendix: Names of men appearing before the Hampton Wick Local Tribunal

Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, unblemished and tightly bound. The title page has been clipped across the bottom right hand corner, and this has caused some text loss on the reverse side (parts of around 10 lines of the contents).
Condition New