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| Machynlleth Objector. [ COURTMARTIAL AT OSWESTRY. Major Yates, 1st Hereford Regiment, camp, Oswestry, on Friday on Pte. Ithel Davies (22), of the 4th R.W.F., who was charged with disobeying military orders. Davies (22), of the 4th R.W.F., who was Davies, whose home is at Glanrafon, Tafo- log, appeared before Machynlleth rural tribunal as a conscientious objector. On appealing to the County Tribunal, he was certified for non-combatant service. Questions relating to his alleged ill-treat- ment have been raised in the House of Commons by Mr Llewellyn Williams, M.P. Accused handed in a written statement J in which he said he objected on conscienti- ous grounds to military work, both comba- tant and non-combatant. He claimed that he was ei?9itled by Act of Parliament to be exempt from service. There were only i two men employed on his father's farm of | 1,000 acres, and he thought that he should f be allowed to remain there as he would be K, engaged on work of national importance. He would rather die a martyr's death than "betrav the spirit within." The Rev. R. E. Davies, Llanlleched, J* Bangor, said he had known accused from A childhood, and found him a poet and JE idealist. ■ Captain Davies, 4th R.W.F., who prose- cCuted, said that accused had been handed over to tie regiment as an ordinary soldier. The Rev. R. E. Davies said that accused had refused to call military witnesses as to j his alleged ill-treatment whilst under de- i1: tention at Mold for having disobeyed orders j because he did not wish to get them into if trouble. fj, A member of the court said that their T names had already been mentioned in Par- i liament. f Mr Pentir Williams, for the defence, said it, appeared there had been misunder- standing owing to the military authorities t not having been informed that accused W had been passed for non-combatant ser- [ vice. I Capt. Davies said that on April 25th | accused was fined £ 2 by the Machynlleth M magistrates and ordered to be handed over # to the military authorities for being an I absentee under the Military Service Act. I Capt. Davies said that on April 25th | accused was fined £ 2 by the Machynlleth M magistrates and ordered to be handed over # to the military authorities for being an I ,absentee under the Military Service Act. r On May 11th he was courtmartialled for refusing to go on parade, and sentenced to 112 days' hard labour, which was subse- quently commuted to 28 days' detention. I The President closed the court and stated h that the sentence would be promulgated > later. Small Holdings IN ABERYSTWYTH UNION.

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