This petition was submitted during the 2010-2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Rejected petition posthumous pardons for WW1 soldiers wrongly accused of cowardice

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the govt to pardon all military personnel wrongly accused of cowardice and found guilty at court marshall. Especially soldiers that received death penalties as a direct result of the injustice of the day.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not directly responsible for.

In August 2006, the then Defence Secretary Des Browne announced that with Parliament's support, there would be a general pardon for all 306 men executed in World War One. A new law passed on November 8th 2006 and included as part of the Armed Forces Act has pardoned men in the British and Commonwealth armies who were executed in World War One. The law removes the stain of dishonour with regards to executions on war records. This petition has been rejected as HM Government has already dealt with this issue.

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