In the Bradford area, 279 conscientious objectors have been identified as coming before Tribunals. These include 23 from Bingley, 2 from Clayton, 18 from Keighley, 29 from Shipley. Those linked to faith groups included 42 Quakers, 14 Methodists, 15 Christadelphians and 3 Jews. Eight men from Bradford joined the Friends Ambulance Unit, 12 men from Bradford and 3 from Keighley accepted service with the non-combatant corps and over 100 accepted ‘work of national importance’.
Among the Absolutists imprisoned was Revis Barber, son of a Bradford Alderman, who was sent to Dartmoor in 1917. His mother Alice formed a Mothers and Wives supporters group and was also active in the Bradford Women’s Humanity League (BWHL) which was formed in March 1916. Amongst other activists were Esther Sandiforth, Fanny Muir and Hilda Wilson. The League concentrated on opposing conscription, the treatment of conscientious objectors, the problems of food queues and the provision of pensions for disabled servicemen.