Field punishment No 1

Field punishment No 1

This official Army sketch shows how Field Punishment No. 1 was administered in principle. The punishment, as experienced by the 14 conscientious objectors deported to the front during the First World War, involved being tethered tightly by the wrists to a sloping pole to ensure their bodies hung with their hands taking all their weight. 

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Posted: 15 Dec 2021

The reference information for this image is incorrect. The correct reference is -

2 Canterbury Infantry Battalion - Courts Martial and Field Punishment - January 1917 - February 1919 (R26056836) 1917 - 1919
R26056836 ACID 18396 WA78 2 / 15