Support Networks: No-Conscription Fellowship, ILP and FOR

The single largest support network in Lewisham was the Dulwich Branch of the No-Conscription Fellowship.


The No-Conscription Fellowship (NCF) was the voice of the whole anti-war movement and worked closely with two other organisations: the Friends' Service Committee and the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), a Christian pacifist organisation also founded in 1914. The Independent Labour Party gave its conscientious objectors its full support, but left it to the NCF to actually organise resistance.


Dulwich Branch of the No Conscription Fellowship

The No Conscription Fellowship

Unfortunately there are no surviving membership lists or details available for the FOR or ILP branches in Lewishiam, but the Tag Cloud that can be accessed from the navigation bar on the left lists those conscientious objectors who were members of these two groups.

Image taken from and reproduced with their permission.

Ann O'Brien, Volunteer at Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, April 2014, revised September 2015

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