Norman, C H, CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR, denied by tribunal, brutal detention at Wadsworth Detention Barracks, Times (London), 5 July 1916, p28

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CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS. EARL RTJSSELL called attention to the opera - , lion of the Military Service Act with regard to conscientious objectors who had not been found by the Tribunals to be conscientious objectors and were sent into the Army. He said most of those persons seemed to have come under the control of military tious. qr thought they could be removed by the ministration, of pain. Ho mentioned the case C. H. Norman, who made complaints of brutal tr Commandant, Lieutenant - Colonel Reginald Brooke, is undesirable to subject military prisoners to punishments not authorized by law. 1 THE NEW UNDER - SECRETARY FOR WAR. not know where that person was sentenced, but he Having read a number of offlriamstruonand t has been my duty to represent the War Office be Lord0 Derby. possibly the Under - Scretarv m Whether that is well founded in a position to anv. Sometimes thoae place I the Army will be very much to be rnnsratulated. and also, if I may say an, that it will be a cmat adran - tage to your lordships' House, because you will have an Under - Secretary to reply to questions you may raise who is fully cognisant of every detail of his office. It has been Very interesting to me to do this work and to be associated, if in a very humble Kitchener. I shall be sorry to take my departure, and I can only thank your lordships for the kindly spirit in which you have received me. The ARCHBISHOP of CANTERBURY said he answer to the specific points brought forward h'y Earl Russell in a mperat - and reasonable manner However remote they might be from havitur anv sympathy with the action of those men, often perfectly illogical and unreasonable, they desired to prevent things happening which were calculated to produce distrust of Army administration. The noble in force which wou'.d render a repetition of thoeT things impossible On that point not the slightest hint had been given. LORD DRYONPORT taid be had no sympathy with conscientious objectors, but their proper treat - ment was of supreme importance, and too House was entitled to be rati 'fled in regard to it. The MARQUESS of CREWE said arrangements were being made whereby hi every case a conscientious objector would be tried by Court - martial, and if convicted would be handed over to the civil authoritv. The punishment would therefore bo civilly inflicted. There would no longer be the pretence of t retting those men as soldiers when they were not soldiers, nod, be feared, were not worthy to bo soldiers. I into a A division was challenged, and the Bar was the Loan iSSmMm declared Earl Russell's motion carried. w all in of of hon . as

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  • — Norman, C H, CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR, denied by tribunal, brutal detention at Wadsworth Detention Barracks, Times (London), 5 July 1916, p28

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