conscientious objector

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Synonyms for conscientious objector

one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience

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He was the son of a soldier, and while Bunting was in Windsor prison as a conchie, was severely wounded on the front.
Strangely, the conchies reported from their prison cells a great sense of freedom because they had stuck to their principles.
His wife couldn't find work after "somebody found out she was a wife of a Conchie," he said.
For radio DJ and TV presenter Fearne Cotton, realising that a family ancestor was a conchie in the south Wales valleys is something she is just coming to terms with.