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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Tom Stephenson (1893-1987), a calico printer born in Chorley, was a conscientous objector who lost his place at the Royal College of Science for being imprisoned for his part in the 1932 Trespass.
The first conscientous objector was Gough, who was reported as saying he wanted to play for Yorkshire in the Roses match.