17, Richmond Gardens Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith Municipal Borough, Great Britain
Motivation: Socialist () Assistant Editor of Guy Aldred's The Spur"; North London Herald League; Atheist" Reason: absolutist, non-combatant Source:
Parkhurst CP (Civil Prison); Exeter CP (Civil Prison) 10.2.17 to 9.9.18, to Wakefield Experiment 13.9.18; Winchester CP (Civil Prison) 8.11.18 temporary release 27.2.19; By Jan.1919 had served 6 sentences and more than two years. Winchester CP (Civil Prison) - final release 8.4.19
Central Tribunal Nos. W.71 Class: A - genuine
Wakefield Experiment - 7.10.18 returned to army
Arrested 4.4.16, tried 5.4.16 West London police court, fined, handed over and taken to Salisbury - Absentee
Non-NCC (Drafted into a combatant unit and disobeyed orders) Details of Court Martial: Non-NCC (Drafted into a combatant unit and disobeyed orders) 3 (R) London, Hurdcott, 28 days Parkhurst, CM (Court Martial) Hurdcott Camp 16.5.16 - 112 days detention; CM (Court Martial) Hurdcott 16.6.16 - 112 days HL (With hard labour) Wormwood S.; CM (Court Martial) Fovant Camp 10.10.16 - 112 days HL (With hard labour); CM (Court Martial) Torquay 25.1.17 - 2yrs.HL (With hard labour), Exeter CP (Civil Prison); CM (Court Martial) Blackdown 22.10.18 - 2yrs.HL (With hard labour) Winchester CP (Civil Prison) - Q in the House re his whereabouts 18.5.16; Brutality case
Military Service Tribunal
MST (Military Service Tribunal) Central Tribunal at Wormwood S. 31.7.16 - CO class A, to Brace Committee
Title: The Pearce Register of British WW1 Conscientious Objectors
Description: This collection provides the details of around 18,000 individuals who refused conscription to the British armed services during the First World War on grounds of conscience - known as ‘Conscientious Objectors’. We are grateful to Cyril Pearce, former Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, for the kind donation of this data. Compiled over 20 years, the database delivers a great variety of facts and events about the lives of British conscientious objectors from WW1.
Description: Henry Sara (1886-1953) was attracted early in his life to social ideals, and during his twenties became active within the small British anarcho-syndicalist movement. With the advent of the First World War in 1914 Sara aligned himself with the anti-war movement and, after a campaign of public meetings, was arrested and imprisoned in April 1916 for his refusal to serve in the army. He remained in prison until February 1919, when he was finally released after going on hunger strike.