Invitation from Archaeology in Marlow
Reluctant Recruits: Conscription in Marlow in the First World War
A talk by Andy Ford, AIM member, and Chairman of Marlow Remembers World War I Group
In 1916 the Government introduced conscription to boost the flag- ging number of recruits to the Army. Over 160 men from Marlow and the surrounding area appealed against being conscripted. Us- ing newspaper reports from the time, Andy tells the story of these men – why they appealed and what happened to them.