Fletcher, Gilbert Thomas


Higham Lodge, Ravesbourne Park, Catford.

Gilbert was aged 22 in 1916 was an Evangelical Pastor and was single. His father was Gilbert Fletcher of 1 Barlow Place Morice Town Plymouth

Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
He was conscripted into the 1 Aldershot Company of the Non-Combatant Corps on 9 June 1916 at Camberwell. He disobeyed orders and was court martialled on 13 June, 1916, he was again court martialled on 13 February, 1917 and was sentenced to 6 months with hard labour at Wormwood Scrubs prison. On 31 March, 1917 the Central Tribunal at Wormwood Scrubs found him to be a genuine conscientious objector class A. and he was referred to the Home Office Scheme, administered by the Brace Committee.

After the First World War:
Gilbert was released to the Dartmoor work camp on 5 April, 1917.

Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
Military Service Record 1784

Ann O'Brien, Volunteer Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, October 2016

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