He was 32 years in 1917
34, Knighton Park Road, Sydenham
Frederick Gooding was married and worked as a grocer.
Conscientious Objection during the First World War
He was motivated to reject conscription into a fighting unit by his membership of the International Bible Students Association a corporation founded in 1914 in London to promote the interests of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was granted exemption as a non-combatant.
He was conscripted into the Non-Combatant Corps on 2 January, 1917 at Camberwell. He served at home with the 9 Eastern Company until 1 October, 1918 and then with the 10 and 6 Eastern companies until 3 July, 1919 when he was demobbed.
After the First World War
His demob address was Bough Beech, Edenbridge, Kent
Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
Ann O'Brien, Volunteer at Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, January, 2015.
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