Men of May 1916

Men of May 1916

In the summer of 1916 six Conscientious Objectors: Albert Henry aka 'Bert' Wells, Frederick William aka 'Fred' Dunn, Rupert Henry Cartwright, William Dauncey Wall, William Borthwick Livingstone and William Evans, came together in April and May 1916. They were from different parts of the country: London, Bristol and Radnor but united in their political opposition to the War and to the Military Services Act. As a protest they gather on the hills of Galloway, Scotland. Five of the six served prison sentences, the sixth, Fred Dunn, escaped custody and went to America. Fred Dunn and Bert Wells were active members of the London anarchist 'Freedom Group' in the period 1911 - 1916 living at Marsh House, 1 Mecklenburgh Street, an anarchist commune and education centre.

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