15 Westbourne Road, Forest Hill
He was 24 in 1916 and was employed as a Timber merchant’s Assistant Manager. His brother Kenneth Yorke who was also a conscientious objector lived at the same address.
Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
He was exempted from combatant service on religious grounds as a Plymouth Brethren.
He was conscripted into the 4th Eastern Company Non combatant corps at Camberwell on 9 June, 1916 and was transferred almost immediately to the 5 Eastern Company.
After the First World War:
He was demobilised on 12 May 1919.
Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
Ann O'Brien, Volunteer Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, May 2016
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