The formation of the main conscriptionist pressure group, the National Service League, was a direct result of the Boer War experience.
The problems related to these efforts gave considerable ammunition to the conscriptionist cause.
ministers considered forming their own administration, but acknowledged that the government's collapse could split the country--supposedly King's greatest fear.
1914-1919, Jutland veteran; Anti conscriptionist
pre war and until 1942 when he abandoned anti conscription stance.
83) The Labor manifesto referred to 'the risk of returning a Conscriptionist
Lower eventually grudgingly accepted conscription after attacking ardent conscriptionists
for dividing the nation.
When Hughes lost the referendum, he was ousted from the Labor Party and with the support of the Labor conscriptionists
and the Liberals he formed the National 'Win the War' Party.
The memorable 'Great Betrayal' quoted earlier implored federal Labor members to move an amendment to the enabling legislation 'with a view to putting the sincerity of conscriptionists
to the test'.
By March 1917 a number of Section leaders took advantage of the state election to fill some of the gaps in Parliament left by expelled conscriptionists
But for the conscriptionists
, a referendum would entail unacceptable delay and the people just might conceivably vote against compulsory service, as they had in Australia.
Most of the conscriptionists
were actually advocates of universal military training, a plan whereby all young men would receive basic training followed by an extended term in the reserves.
Like the QIA, Duhig had to be inclusive, finding room in his flock for anti-conscriptionists
, such as Fihelly and Murphy, alongside other equally prominent QIA members who were conscriptionists
, such as the lawyer Andrew Thynne MLC and the prominent Fortitude Valley merchant T.