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CLARENCE HENRY NORMAN 1881 -  

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As a member of both the National Committee of the No-Conscription Fellowship and the Treasurer of the Stop the War Committee, Clarence Norman was heavily involved in Anti-War activity long before he became a Conscientious Objector. By the time Conscription was passed into Law, Clarence had already been involved in vigorous and vocal protests against both the introduction and implementation of the Military Service Act. He refused to make any compromise with military authority and was arrested on the 24th of June 1916 as an absentee from the army. This arrest was to be the first in a long chain of prison sentences, courts martial and transfers that saw Clarence put through Wandsworth, Exeter, Wormwood Scrubs, Warwick and Dartmoor prisons - the last two as a brief spell on the Home Office Scheme. At an early stage he went on hunger strike and was force fed, contributing to an ever worsening spiral of illness that would eventually see him released on medical grounds. After the war, he found it difficult to retain employment, though Clarence remained a key figure in anti-war and labour organisations throughout his lifetime.

 

 

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CO DATA

Born: 1886
Died:
Address: 35 South Eaton Place, Westminster, London
Tribunal: Westminster
Prison: Wandsworth, Exeter, Wormwood Scrubs
HO Scheme: Warwick, Dartmoor[1]
CO Work:
Occupation: Journalist
NCF:Eaton Square

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