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HARRY ALBERT JAYCOCK 1895 -  

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Conscientious Objectors forced into the army had limited options. Either obey orders and become a soldier or refuse and face prison. Harry Jaycock chose a third way - desertion. After his first prison sentence was over, Harry was expected to turn up to barracks ready to face another court martial and another spell in prison for refusing to kill. Instead, in October 1917, he deserted from his unit and went on the run for six months. COs could rely on sympathetic groups and individuals providing them with safe harbour even though Harry's desertion was recorded in Police and Army circulars alike. A wanted man, he stayed free until April 1918 when he was sent back to Perham Down marshalling yard though quickly found guilty of disobedience and locked away in Wormwood Scrubs.

 

 

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CO DATA

Born: 1895
Died:
Address: 345 Higham Hill Road, Walthamstow, London
Tribunal: Walthamstow MST
Prison: Wormwood Scrubs, Portsmouth
HO Scheme [1]
CO Work:
Occupation: Joiner/carpenter

Motivation:
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ABSOLUTIST

 


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