30 Broadfield Road, Catford
He was aged 36 in 1916 and worked as an accountant. He was a member of the Dulwich Branch of the No-Conscription Fellowship.
Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
Lewis was drafted into the 11 London Regiment and was courts martialled at Hurdcott on 12 June, 1916 for disobeying orders. He was sentenced to 1 year in prison commuted to 4 months and sent to Wormwood Scrubs.
His case was heard by the Central Military Service Tribunal there and he was found to be a genuine conscientious objector, and referred to the Home Office Scheme. In August 1916 he was sent to road mending at Clare, West Suffolk. He was later transferred to Dartmoor, where he remained from 1917 to 18, while there he joined the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Lewis is last noted as being at the convalescence centre for conscientious objectors at Crich on 10 July, 1919.
After the First World War:
Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
Dulwich N-C.F What are Conscientious Objectors? July 1917 in the Cumbria Archive Centre ref:D/Mar/4/97
Ann O'Brien, Volunteer Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, 4 January, 1917
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