This week 60 years ago: Holloway teen jailed for refusing National Service
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A teenager from Holloway was jailed after he refused to sign up for National Service.
David Chambers, 19, of Eburne Road, told Clerkenwell Magistrates’ Court: “I believe it is wrong for me to be trained to kill people.”
He pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a notice to submit a medical examination, and imprisoned for three months.
Magistrate Geoffrey Chapman said: “The whole world wants peace, but does not seem to be able to get it. At the moment people have got to be called up. You must pay the penalty.”
Meanwhile, a Finsbury father-of-three admitted kicking his wife in the eye.
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Labourer Joseph Bates, 26, of Grimthorpe House, Agdon Street, admitted actual bodily harm at Old Street Magistrates’ Court.
She had confronted him after he sold her watch but kept the profits.
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Magistrate Harold Sturge told him: “I have many people before me who have struck their wives – but I don’t have many who kick them in the eye while they are down.”