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Collingham Parish

Bertie Walton - CO

‘The case of Bertie Parker Walton was perhaps the most intriguing in the Newark area during the entire War.’ 

- Trevor Frecknall, author of 'Newark in the Great War'

 

Bertie Walton (1897-1967) lived on Woodhill Road, North Collingham, and was hounded by the Newark Rural Tribunals for being a conscientious objector. Click on the pdf (below) to read about how the 18-year-old took a stand for what he believed in and how the Tribunals reacted.

 

Click on the images to enlarge. Postcards with kind permission of Tony Allen at World War One Postcards