James signs-up

As expected, John is arrested for refusing to sign-up for military service and despite his protestations is charged and sentenced to six months hard labour. The story is published in the morning paper and James feels nothing but shame. Elizabeth tries to defend her son and to change his mind but James dismisses her pleas and proclaims he’ll take John’s place at the front. He leaves the house and returns 3 hours later as a recruit and with a date to start training.