Gooding, Frederick

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.

War Service
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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