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  • Bert Brocklesby
  • My Dads Grocery
  • The Line Up
  • As the men in their uniforms were walking outside i knew that they would come to me and ask to sign up.
  • The Question
  • My dad is a grocerer and he is also a pacifist he is supporting me all the way, I am a conscientious objector.
  • My Brothers
  • I watched the men line up for the war and i knew that they would be asking me to sign up.
  • Richmond Castlealong
  • The first thing they asked me was "if a German soldier came into your house who attacked and killed your mother, would you fight back." Being a pacifist i would not fight as it was against my religion.
  • I had 3 brothers, Philip, Harold and George. George the eldest son was not well enough to fight so he as anchorage of recruiting. Harold was an officer and Phillip was pharmacist who also fought.
  • They said i had to go to a Non Combatant Corp but i refused to go. my mother had been sent a white feather. I was taken first to Pontefract Barracks and then to Richmond Castlealong with 15 other conscientious objectors who refused all orders, I was held in the cells while the army decided what to do next.
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