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Conscription in WW1

 
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:21 pm    Post subject: Conscription in WW1 Reply with quote

A really interesting article on the London Gazette site about the introduction and timing of the conscription process during the First World War.
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-notices/content/100501

I knew it had been introduced in 1916 but I could never work out who it applied to (age, married, children, etc) and I never did understand the Derby Scheme Rolling Eyes
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very interesting. I'm surprised that only 26% of the men who enlisted in the British Army were conscripted. I'm even more surprised that almost as many men were exempted through medical condition or reserved occupations as served.

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