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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Service with the British army in the 1890s #general
"Robert Israel" < israel@... > wrote:
Doug Mason < dmason@... > wrote:In fact, I believe that in 1914 young men joined up in droves. It was onlyIn 1894, at the age of 18, my wife's great-grandfather was recruited in
later as Robert points out, presumably after the vast losses at the Somme
etc, that Britain introduced conscription.
See http://collections.iwm.org.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.1271 >from the
Imperial War Museum regarding "When was conscription introduced during the
First World War?" January 1916 apparently.
I noticed while looking at the above link that it directs one to a page
regarding Family History http://www.iwm.org.uk/server.php?show=nav.00100a
with links such as "Tracing POW's".
http://collections.iwm.org.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.1272 regarding "National
Service" says that the first National Service Acts were passed during WWII.
I don't know what the difference is between conscription and National
http://www.ppu.org.uk/learn/infodocs/st_conscription_l.html (the Peace
Pledge Union Project) says that while conscription was first developed in
Prussia in the 18th C and spread throughout the Continent, it never became a
British tradition. Apparently it was considered to smack of militarism.
COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Belarus)