Recruitment and Conscription

Recruitment and Conscription

This Community is made up of the stories of 12 individuals featured in IWM Collections. It includes men who volunteered to enlist, those who were conscripted and those who did not want to fight.

Created by: Charlotte33

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  • Profile picture for Frank Middleton

    Born 1891

    Died 1915

    British Army 15986 Private Manchester Regiment

    British Army 18028 Private South Lancashire Regiment

  • Profile picture for William Farley Rutter

    Born 1888

    Died 1991

    British Army Sergeant British Red Cross Society Friends' Ambulance Unit

    British Army Quarter Master Sergeant British Red Cross Society Friends' Ambulance Unit

    British Army Corporal British Red Cross Society Friends' Ambulance Unit

  • Born 1898

    Died 1991

    British Army 15349 Private East Lancashire Regiment 11th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Henry Atholl Charles Wallace

    Born 1879

    Died 1915

    British Army 3198 Private Imperial Yeomanry 14th Company (Northumberland) - 5th Battalion

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Regiment (Alberta Regiment) 10 Battalion

  • Born 1899

    Died 1990

    British Army 133437 Private Machine Gun Corps

  • Profile picture for William George Holmes

    Born 1895

    British Army 473660 Rifleman London Regiment 12 Battalion

    British Army 7495 Private London Regiment

  • Profile picture for Frederick Henry Naylor

    Born 1878

    Died 1917

    British Army Captain Imperial Camel Corps 1st Battalion

    Australian Imperial Force 4th Victorian Contingent

    Australian Imperial Force 21st Battalion Headquarters staff

  • Profile picture for Percy Edward Morter

    Born 1891

    Died 1916

    British Army 18386 Private Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 18386 Lance Corporal Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 9 Battalion

    British Army 18386 Lance Corporal The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

  • Born 1898

    Died 1997

    British Army 69268 Private Tank Corps

  • Profile picture for Edwin Baskerville Hickox

    Born 1888

    Died 1917

    British Army Temporary Captain Essex Regiment

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant Essex Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment

  • Profile picture for John William Henry Boon

    Born 1897

    Died 1990

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Royal Air Force

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 52288 Royal Flying Corps

  • Profile picture for Thomas Witts

    Born 1899

    Died 1966

    British Army 46600 Private York and Lancaster Regiment

    British Army Private Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 4 Battalion