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Item ID# A957.056.001
Title Reminiscences
Object Name Diary
Dates of Creation [1916? - 191-?]
Creator Russell, J.S.
Description “Reminiscences” of J.S. Russell regarding his experiences as a conscientious objector in England during the First World War / WWI. This includes his appeals for exemption from military service in England, court martial, jail time and time spent at Ashton Barracks, Kinmel Park Camp, Walton gaol in Liverpool, Wormwood Sauble Prison, Wakefield Gaol, Platt Hall Camp, and Dartmoor.
Admin/Biographical History From Bruce County Historical Society Yearbook 1989: "J.S. Russell was a Conscientious Objector in England during World War I. He was tried in court and sentenced to prison for his beliefs. He faithfully recorded his experiences and this manuscript is presently located in the Archives at the Bruce County Museum. It would be interesting to know what happened to Mr. Russell after the War and how his journal found its way to Bruce County."
Provenance The custodial history of this item is unknown. It is not known whether Mr. Russell ever came to Bruce County himself.
Physical Description 30.5 x 20.5 cm.
Subjects First World War
Reminiscing
People Russell, J.S.
Place England
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