The links below will take you to stories about how Conscientious Objectors were received in the Shipley district and some of their individual stories. This is still a work in progress and will be added to as more information is uncovered.
Here is a link to one of the best books on the subject of Conscientious Objectors, written by former University of Leeds lecturer, Cyril Pearce.
26 January 1916The case for and against conscientious objectors
10 March 1916Shipley politician speaks out against COs
24 March1916The first CO appeals came before the Tribunal. A selection of the exchanges can be accessed below
24 March 1916Editorial comment on first COs before the Tribunal
31 March 1916Wounded soldier condemns Conscientious Objectors