Executed Today: David Stevenson

Second entry in my second themed set: David Stevenson, a British World War I private with one of the worst records of court-martial in the entire British side of the war. In two and a half years of service, Stevenson was court-martialed for AWOL no less than 18 times, for desertion once, and for other offenses twelve times: that’s 31 court-martials. Finally the British Army got fed up and shot him.

2 thoughts on “Executed Today: David Stevenson

  1. Angie July 15, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    They should have just let him go home! It’s crazy how a supposedly free country at the time would allow such barbaric treatment.

    • Meaghan July 16, 2015 / 12:27 pm

      I think they should have sent him to prison. I don’t think he should have been shot either, and obviously he was unsuited for military life, but he shouldn’t have been rewarded for his rotten behavior by being sent back home.

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