1940: A C.O.’s Mistake

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Two applicants were placed on the military register by the North Wales Conscientious Objectors’ Tribunal at Caernarvon yesterday. They were Gwilym Thomas Evans, Penlon, Rhosgadfan, and Henry E. Hughes, Bron Hebog Farm, Beddgelert.

Hughes said he was farming 200 acres at Beddgelert. Owing to a misapprehension he had registered himself as a stone-waller, but in fact he was only engaged occasionally as a waller. It was pointed out to Hughes that if he had registered correctly he would have been in a reserved occupation and would not have been called for military service.

Published by Liverpool Daily Post, 11 May 1940