Stone, Maxwell Kay

He was 28 in 1916

10 St James Hatcham, New Cross

Maxwell Stone was single and worked as a manufacturer's agent. Both he and his father's surnames are shown as Katzenstein on the British Army WW1 records, while the 1901 census records their surnames as Hatzenstein.

Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
His father, Sigmund and his mother Ada were born in Germany and although we have no record of Maxwell's appeal before the Military Services Tribunal, the local press reported other cases where men who had German relatives said they did not want to kill their "cousins" who were being conscripted into the German Army at the same time.

He was given an exemption conditional on his joining the Non-Combatant Corps.

War Service:
He was conscripted into the Non-Combatant Corps at Camberwell Recruiting Office on 25 November, 1916 and served with the 1 Aldershot Company at Home from then until his demob on 10 September 1919.

After the First World War:

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

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