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WORLD WAR I: Chapter 4 - Recruitment at Home

  • Political Atmosphere
    In the following chapter the changing mood in Ireland during the period 1914 - 1916 is analysed as to why recruitment suffered so badly...
  • Recruitment
    The 1911 Census found there to be a total of 33,717 “Persons engaged in defence of Country”. In county Kildare alone there were 6,264
  • Conscription (Compulsory Service Bill)
    A debate in the House of Commons on the 17th of January 1916 was held to discuss the possibility of excluding the Compulsory Service Bill from Ireland...