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Thomas Patrick Hemsted: “good and hardworking” soldier from Homerton, a moral dilemma, and altruism that earned 143 days on jankers.

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    • In the interview attached, Roger Hemstead tells of an excruciating group descision his grandfather Thomas Hemstead and colleaugues had to make when faced with a moral dilemma at war, eventually agreed upon by drawing cards. Thomas clearly never forgot the fateful evening. [Contributed via Age Exchange ( as part of the Children of the Great War project ( at a collection day at Leyton Orient supporters club, London, UK. To see all material contributed by Age Exchange, or to see more contributions from this collection day, follow the links at - For further information email:]




  • Date:

    • 1915-10
  • Temporal:

    • 2014-09-01 14:48:43 UTC
  • Place/Time:

    • Western Front


  • Source:

    • User contributed content
  • Identifier:

    • 17493
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  • First published in Europeana:

    • 2014-11-04
  • Last updated in Europeana:

    • 2016-07-27

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  • Location:

    • #49.914518,2.2707095000000663
  • Place/Time:

    • Western Front
Longitude: "2.2707095"
Latitude: "49.914516"
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