Redding, Albert Mayo


18 Venner Road Sydenham

He was aged 41 in 1916, was married and worked as an Assurance Agent. He was a Quaker Attender at the Sydenham Prayer Meeting and the Penge Socialist Sunday School. He was politically active and was the the Secretary of the Sydenham Independent Labour Party, a member of the Lewisham Trades Council and a member of the Shop Assistants' Union.

Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
Albert appeared before the Lewisham Military Service Tribunal on 24 June, 1916 and was granted Exemption from Combatant Service (ECS) only. He appealed to the London County tribunal where on 31 August, 1916 his ECS was made conditional on his undertaking Work of National Importance.

War Service:
From 13 September 1916 until 19 December 1918 he undertook farm work at Letchworth, he was then sent to Messrs Pullen-Burry, Sompting, Sussex, where he had to leave, and was sent to farm labouring at Foots Cray, Kent. He was dismissed as incompetent, referred back to Tribunal and offered work with Bermondsey Labour Co-op bakery

After the First World War:

Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors

Ann O'Brien, Volunteer Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, 22 January 2017

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