Yorkshire Deserters on the Home Front by Andrea Hetherington
26 Mar

The story of the deserters who were shot at dawn then pardoned nearly a century later has often been told, but these 306 soldiers represent a tiny proportion of deserters from the British and Dominion forces.  Based on her recent book Deserters of the First World War- the Home Front, Andrea Hetherington will talk about the Yorkshire deserters who disappeared from camps and barracks within Great Britain at an alarming rate. She will explore their motivations and survival strategies and look at the punishments incurred both by the soldiers themselves and by those who sheltered them. What did your ancestor do in the Great War? The answer may surprise you…

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts. 

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907
26 Mar 2022 14:30