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Richmond WW1 Diary 11 November 1918

Germany signs Armistice with the Allies | The Richmond Herald reported on the announcement of peace with a message from the mayor in which he praised¬†“our valiant men”¬†and looked forward to a “glorious future”. The paper recounted the joyful local reaction to the news in Richmond: “Never, indeed, did news spread so rapidly, and never,…

Richmond WW1 Diary 19 January 1918

Men From Mortlake And East Sheen By Peter Reder (Richmond At Home & At War project volunteer) The memorial board in St Mary the Virgin Church, Mortlake, records the names of 175 local men who fell in the war and a further 29 names are inscribed on a plaque in St Mary Magdalen Roman Catholic…

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Objection and Execution

Influenced by a high-profile story of a local Conscientious Objector, Bertrand Russell, the Museum of Richmond looked for other stories. A few local residents staunchly upheld strong beliefs in the face of a tide of disapproval and ridicule and chose to become conscientious objectors. Their decisions were not to be underestimated and many of them…