Ewhurst History Society

SEPTEMBER 1916

There was much talk about the Zeppelin which had been shot down at Cuffley in Hertfordshire. The fire was visible from the hills above Shere. (Strictly speaking it was not a Zeppelin, but a Schütte-Lanz airship)

Conscription exemptions

The Hambledon Tribunal continued to hear cases for exemption from Conscription. On the 19th September 1916 it was reported that Alfred Stemp, a cowman employed by Mr G. Weller, had been given a conditional exemption; Chas Hubbard, a poultry and pig farmer was exempted for 3 months; and Fred Coleman, a cab and motor driver and manager employed by his father, was given 1 month. On the 30th September Edward Worsfold, a cowman and carrier employed by Mr Doulton, and William Henry Gill, a farm worker and beerhouse keeper conditional were both granted conditional exemptions.