The Ruskin College Fellowship and the First World War

Alan Shepherd, current secretary of the Ruskin Fellowship, has recently written a pamphlet with information about former Ruskin students during the 1914 – 18 war. In addition to the brief entries included to date in the archives database on this website , various students are mentioned including Ernest Ashmore, J.L.Murray,Albert Tompkins,Gilbert Ward, Fred Hanham, Fred Holmes, J. Brooksbank, J.R.Webb, L.M.Marshal and H Diggle.
Unsurprisingly several were conscientious objectors including:Bert Starkie, Harry Pilkington, Fred Parker, Will Lewcock, F. Offord. Several worked working with the Friends (Quakers) such as Robert Williams and Horace Allen.

If you are a descendant or know of these former students from your local research please do consider writing their database entry. Download a form or sign up as a contributor.

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