Thursday 27th April 2017 – Marlow Lecture: Reluctant Recruits

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.

AIM and MAS members £3, Visitors £4.50
20:00 Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 1DD
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