World War 1

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Heroes All! Adventist conscripts of World War I, photographed in 1917 France. Back row: James McGeachey, Frederick William Coppock, Walter Worsley Armstrong, Albert Edward Penson, Jesse Clifford. Middle row: Selwyn Henry Williams, Douglas Harold Barrass, Alfred Frederick Bird, Harold William Lowe, Joseph Frederick Archer. Front row: George Edward Norris, Henry Archer, Wilfred George Till. 14th man, not in the photo: John Charles Hollis.

Seventh-day Adventists are, by nature, peace loving people.  This presents a dilemma in time of war. This gallery principally shows photos from Adventist Conscientious Objectors during World War 1 who refused to take life, and who also sought to live by their understanding of the Bible - including the freedom to worship God on his Holy Day - the Sabbath.  More more details visit our main page, World War 1 and the Adventist Church. If you can add to the story - either because your relatives were involved or because the information on these pages has affected you, please visit our comments page.


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