Rutt, David Thomas Stanley

He was born in Brockley and was 20 in 1917

3 Kneller Road, Brockley

David Rutt was single and worked as a picture framer, he was a Salvationist.

Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
As a member of the 112 Territorial Reserve Battalion, he was court martialled at Wimbledon on 11 August 1917 and sentenced to 1 year hard labour and his army papers were marked CO. On the 27 September 1917 at the Central Tribunal at Wormwood Scrubs, it was reported that he was willing to join the Non-Combatant Corps, but on 11 October 1917 it was noted that he now refused to serve in the NCC and the tribunal at agreed to write for references before reaching a decision. David was eventually transferred to the Army Reserve Class W on 6 November 1917 and two days later under the terms of the Home Office scheme he was sent to Knutsford work camp.

After the First World War:

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

Ann O'Brien, Volunteer at Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, November 2014

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