The No More War Movement in New Zealand took its inspiration from the British Movement. It was formed in 1923 by Fred Page, who had sought approval from the National Peace Council to do so. Members signed up to the following pledge: ‘War is a crime against humanity. I am therefore determined (a) not to support or take part in any war, international or civil; (b) to work for total disarmament, the removal of all causes of war, and the establishment of a new social and international order based on the pacifist principle of co-operation for the common good.’
Other New Zealanders in the No More War Movement were Norman Bell, Charles Mackie, Clyde Carr, and Charles Cole. Fred Page died in 1930, whilst in Europe to attend a meeting of War Resisters’ International, the international movement of which the No More War Movements were a part.
M. Lovell-Smith, Fred Page and the No More War Movement. Voices Against War: Courage, Conviction and Conscientious Objection in WW1 Canterbury.