Christian Conscientious objector, Times (London) 15 Sept 1917, p.3

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SE1TEMBEK 15 1917. j j t j j j j OBJECTOR'S COMPLAINTS OF ILL-TREATMENT. a ALLEGED VIOLENCE BY GUARDS AnEtion of math tretnvnt wee made by a Manehater conscientious ob Cecil to ter. of k ncl'nng-.trwt LloTd- ' Mom-side who was i Court at Cl . a yesterday fur refusing- to obey an order. I T Sergeant Jackson said that th accused WM sent j to 1eethorp s with a draft from the regimental i ' and on arrival took oil hi tunic and cap and u placed-them on the pound. The wit. ordered him to put them on. but he Mused saying. I ain nut a soldier. I am a Christian objector and cannot C . obey your order. The accused was defiant soul he j f the witness Lad a struggle to make him resume his tunic. h The acmsnl. la evidence said that be was a T Chn tian objector. All hut life be had striven to follow the teaching of Chrtft and he could not renfa- cue military service with Christ's inmnction to love one another. At Athlon on KeptenjtM r 1 be refused to stnp for medical examination. An attempt was j made to strip him forcibly but it wfcs abandoned and his paper were marked Uefumd examination. j f Later his boat and cloth' were removed and Army cbithm were laid out for him. When be declined to put them on he was seized and forcibly dmw d In I Lhiki. On bein cr.nf d in a cell he removed his j uaJorra and spent the day in his underclothes. On September Ii he was ordered by a military police- t man to d. and when he declined the policeman and another soldier struck him. Two more men J were summoned and all used violence to force him I 1 into uniform lie was handcuffed so that be could not take off his tunic and was then removed to the colonel's room. Outride the door his bandcu3s were taken off and when he tried to unfasten his tunic again be was ill-used by his guards. 11 called to the colonel saying I ain a Christian. .1 they are ill- trrating tile for refusing to wear uniform. On hu entering the colonel's room that officer told him that if he did not wear uniform be would be eourt-martialled. On being removed to the cell again he was struck and his arms were twwted by his guards. He was kepi in that way till the draft for Cleethorpea was ready when he was removed to ( the parade ground. On hi. refuU to catty his kit I bag It warn tied about his bare throat by a cord which chafed his skin and he wan compelled thus to march tit the station a distance of two mile When h tried to note the weight his hand were knocked away by the escort. On reaching the station he wa retching chafed and 0.1 choking. Ube decision will be promulgated. SEl'TE l En lLL-TnEA TJIENT. i Manch. on t."lPr. ; Uo.d..tN'Pt. I deet.hort-'t -n1a . ob. J A t be AC ' mentall bi. 1'1. them . ing. oldi < The..uaed. m i I Ch o UJd I die 6 I If' tw t b.r h .111. fon-itJl Iwa " Oft 1 beats. i rut I f''ibl being confined h I d. und ldoth b 1 I rrmo. Ou oiJe .d. .re .0 ain ilI- llN&J'Ct. U. I 1. 'IIK. " tbto .linJt .r cc.un he'wouLl .mo. f r O . r re can 1 .loout.hIa b 1 rom 'U..t . . & be kD a. ' rca bing de Lt100 1 M 1 C t t d ' h n o t C f d , t h L c p k u r a I n c a t t h t t c i t t tcethorpe. o the o e4t. o cap laced. im uit ut bey I hristian lit ie I o is ' ater ut dressed nJor I a nd ot J p gain a ile c e O he o or c ie &re4e s ii nuts. c was rig. many -iU t i , , . . ( . ( | , , . | , ( , , , | - , , | , | . , , , } , , , ( | < ' . , ; , , . | , ' , - ' - . ; * * * * ! . ' . ' - . , - , - , " - ( - ; . * * < , * - . ' . , . * * . , . " , ( ) ; . . , . , - ; , ' . ( . , , * * . " * , ' * , : . , " > . ; . - ' . { - , . * , ' . ( , - . | , , . - . " ' - . . | , . > * , , * . * . * ¬ , , - . ' . . . ' " . . - - : " ! . . " " " " - . . . ) . " . . . - & - , " < , ' . , ' . = ! - , . & . , . . ' , . ' " , , " ) " . ' . . . . ' " . . ( , . ( . . . . . , . " . . . . . . _ \ & . ; . " ( " . ( " . . . . . . , . . : & : & . ' . . - , . _ . . . . . " . . . . . ' ] . . . . . . . . . . . . ' ' , , . " . . . ' . . , _ . . . . ' ' , . , ' . . ! ' : . . & . . . . . . . . ! . . " . . . . . . ' ! . . . . . " " . . " & . . . . . . " ) ' . . . , . . ! . . . . . . ( . . . ' . ! ( . . ! . ' < ' . . . . . . . . . . . . ' . . . , , . < - . . , . ( . : . . ( " . . . . , . . . ! . . . . . . . . ( . < " . . , . < . . . , . . . . , . . , ' . . < . . . : ' - , - ) . ' . , . . ; . ' . . ' ' : . . . , . . . . ' . . , , & . . . , . . . . . & ( . . & & -

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