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Diss (England) Urban Military Service Local Tribunal fonds
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3 cm of textual records.
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Military Service Local Tribunals were set up throughout England during the First World War to hear pleas for exemption from military service. Grounds for exemption included poor health, essential work, family circumstances or conscientious objection. Diss is located in Norfolk, England.
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Fonds consists of a minute book, five letters, 1916-1918, notes, and news clippings. The minutes cover the period from December 1915 to October 1918; the last set of minutes is found loose in the minute book. The bound minute book commences with a name index of those who appeared before the tribunal.
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Fonds (29-1992) was purchased from Ulysses Books, London, in July 1992.
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