He did this by creating a new volunteer army, which became known as ' Kitchener's Army'. WW1 A to Z - Y is for Your Country Needs You.
Dr Alex Watson looks in detail at the statistics surrounding the millions of conscripted and volunteer soldiers who served the European armies.
His first appeal for volunteers was issued on 7 August. He also permitted the part- time Territorial Force – originally intended primarily for home.
Following the advice of the new Secretary for War, Lord Kitchener, the government decided to raise a huge volunteer army, hoping that in two.
At the beginning of the British Army had a reported strength of , men including reserves, of which around 80, were regular troops ready for war.
Australian Army Nursing Service: 2, (not including volunteers for Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service). Source.
"The significance of this cannot be overstated. It is a new thing in our history" proclaimed President Wilson about the Selective Service Act.
volunteers worked at home and abroad between and during WWI · Our work abroad during WWI; Useful resources for WWI researchers.