Waite, Leonard


34, Bellingham Road, Upper Sydenham

Leonard was 35 in 1918 and was single.

Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
He was conscripted into the Royal Fusiliers at Hounslow on 7 November, 1918 and was court martialled on 21 November when he was sentenced to 112 days with hard labour and sent to Wormwood Scrubs Prison. There the Central Tribunal found him a genuine conscientious objector and he was released from prison to the Dartmoor Work Centre under the terms of the Home Office Scheme and transferred to the Army Reserve Class W on 14 March, 1919.

After the First World War:

Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
British Army Service Record 4918

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

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