Cuer, Edwin Wedge

He was born in Stratford and was 21 in 1916

Edwin Wedge (or possibly Widge) lived in Catford as did his brother Alfred who was also a conscientious objector. The family address in the 1911 census was 47 Heygate Avenue, Southend on Sea.

Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
He was a Christadelphian who was exempted from conscription under the terms of the 'work of national importance' scheme by the Pelham Committee.

War Service:
Edwin worked as a turner from 24 October 1917. He found the work too heavy, but his request for a transfer was refused.

After the First World War:

Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
(information from the Pelham Committee Minutes in T.E. Harvey Friends House/Temp.Mss 835

Ann O'Brien, Volunteer Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, 24 October, 2015

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