Oakley, Horace Lesley


114 Albacore Crescent, Lewisham

He was 24 in 1916 and was an accountant. His parents lived at 436 High Street Lewisham

Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
Horace's motivation is unknown, but he was granted exemption from combatant duties conditional on his serving in the Non-combatant corps

War Service:
He was conscripted on 26 August 1916 at Camberwell Recruiting Office into the 6 Eastern Company and transferred on 22 August, 1916 to the 7 Eastern company attached to the Royal Sussex regiment. He served at home from then until the 29 December, 1919 when he was demobbed.

After the First World War:

Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
Army service number 2279

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

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