On 29 February 1916, Alexander Ramage Carroll appeared for the local tribunal in Leith and asked for total exemption stating: “I have always held strong conscientious objection to the taking of life. As my only means of proving that I have honestly entertained these feelings prior to it becoming known that there would be any concession given to those entertaining them I would refer you to my answer to the person who called upon me, in connection with the Derby recruiting campaign in November last. at that time I said I would on no account take up arms. My own opinion is that going into a non-combatant action of the army or navy does not get over the difficulty, and consequently, I now appeal for total exemption.”
On 15 March 1916, the local tribunal assigned him to the non-combatant corps, and he appealed against this decision stating: “I appeal for absolute exemption on the ground of conscientious objection. I have always held strong conscientious objection to the taking of life. As my only mean of proving that I honestly held these views before it became known there would be any concession given to those holding them I would refer you to the answer which I gave to the person who called upon me in connection with the Derby Recruiting Campaign in November last. I at that time stated I would on no account take up arms.”
28 March 1916 the appeal was dismissed. He died in France on October 8 1918, aged 26, while serving with the 1stScottish Company, Non-Combatants Corps (Service no 37).