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HENRY RIVETT ALBROW 1890 -  

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Henry Rivett Albrow worked as a post office sorting clerk. He married Elsie Francis Bonny in St Mary Magdalene, Peckham on October 17, 1914 and their son Henry Bernard Albrow was born on 14 August 1915.

In all likelihood Henry Rivett Albrow of Brockley is the Henry Rivett Albrow whose memoir //Experiences of a Conscientious Objector 1915-1919// is held at the Imperial War Museum. Although he gives very few details in the memoir that could identify him or the people he encountered, he does write that he was conscripted on 12 August 1916 and that on 14 August 1916 he was marched from the recruiting office to the tram depot in Camberwell Green. The army record for Henry Rivett Albrow, of Brockley, gives the same conscription date at Camberwell Recruiting Office, and it is unlikely that two persons of the same name were conscripted there on the same day into the same company. The memoir gives an interesting account of his conscription and subsequent service in the Non Combatant Corps.

He states in the memoir that he told the MST that he was a socialist and a moralist and believed every man to be his brother. He had been a member of the Church of England but now thought their doctrine of war false and anti-Christian; towards the end of his memoirs he writes that he was also a trade unionist.

He accepted conscription into the Non Combatant Corps at Camberwell on 12 August 1916 and served with the 7 Eastern Company at Newhaven and the 8 Southern Company at Bulford and Perham Camps.

 

 

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Born: 1890
Died:
Address: 21 Aspinall Road, Brockley, London
Tribunal:
Prison:
HO Scheme: [1]
CO Work: NCC
Occupation: Sorting clerk

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