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Thomas Patrick Hemsted: “good and hardworking” soldier from Homerton, a moral dilemma, and altruism that earned 143 days on jankers.
Interview transcript and photograph
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 (http://www.age-exchange.org.uk) as part of the Children of the Great War project (http://www.childrenofthegreatwar.org.uk) 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 http://www.childrenofthegreatwar.org.uk/archive.html - For further information email: email@example.com]