Wigner, John Gurner

He was 35 in 1916

92 Tyrwhitt Road, St Johns, Brockley

John Wigner was single and worked as an assistant clerk at the General Post Office.

Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
He appeared before the Military Service Tribunal and was granted a certificate of exemption conditional on his joining the Non-Combatant Corps.

War Service:
His service record is interesting as it appears that at the recruiting office on 9 May, 1916 there was an attempt made to recruit him into the Royal Fusiliers, nevertheless he appears to have been conscripted into the 3 Eastern company of Non-Combatant Corps, on that same day. Almost immediately afterwards he was transferred to the 4/5 Eastern Coy NCC and later he transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps.

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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