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Conscientious Objectors: WW1 & WW2

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Conscientious Objectors: WW1 & WW2

Posted: 5 Mar 2014 6:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lowson
I'm looking for information about (British) conscientious objectors in both world wars: my Grandad's uncle was a CO in WW1 (Thomas Cockerhill Lowson, Courier article is here http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/1...) and his son (ie my relation's cousin) was a CO in WW2 (Stuart Lowson, article http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/1...). I am not sure what happened to the other brother, Allan Lowson b1915, but I cannot find record of him either in the armed forces or in the paper as a CO. Maybe he was in a reserved occupation, as indeed my grandad's brother was.

Are there any records which could tell me what duties they were assigned instead - were they, perhaps, incarcerated as described in the BBC article this week? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26190500

I'm looking for records relating to these specific individuals, not general history -- I have a good understanding of the sorts of things that happened to "conshies".
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