90, Laleham Road, Catford
He was 36 in 1916, was married and worked as a carpenter.
Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
Edward was granted Exemption from Combatant Service by a Military Service Tribunal, possibly at Lewisham. His motivation for claiming conscientious objection is unknown.
He was conscripted into the Non-Combatant Corps on 5 September 1916 to the 7 Eastern Company at Newhaven. On 1 March 1919 he was transferred to the 5 Southern company and was demoted on 1 May 1919. He had served at home for the duration of the war.
After the First World War:
Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
British Army service record 2698
Ann O'Brien, Volunteer Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, 23 January 2017
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