Recruitment and Conscription

Timeline created by mrsmurdoch
In History
  • Kitchener appointed Sec of State for War

  • Call for men including married men

    Call for another 100,000 men between the ages of 18 and 35, this time including married men.
  • 750,000 volunteers had enlisted

    Kitchener's army 750,000 volunteers by late september 1914.
  • Married men who had attested called up

  • Lord Derby appointed Director of Recruitment

    Derby is appointed and call on all men aged 18-41 to attest/pledge to enlist.
  • Many men had still not enlisted

    By December, only, 343,000 men had attested , more than 1,000,000 unmarried men had still not enlisted.
  • Conscription Introduced

    Military Service bill introduced for all single men and childless widowers 18-40.
  • Male conscription

    Male conscription
    All men were conscripted, by 1918 51 year old men were being conscripted.
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    Recruitment and Propaganda