7th September 1914 (Monday)

Kitchener’s army

Your Country Needs you!

In Glasgow, Scotland, 1000 tramway men answer the call to arms and parade through the city streets seeking permission to become the first battalion from the corporation workforce (and later becoming the 15th Highland Light Infantry [Scottish Screen Archive]


Further south, in England, recruits gathering in the market place are waiting to join what will become known as the “Preston Pals”.

Preston Pals, Flag Market September 1914

Further south again, 700 men from the Lever Brothers factory at Port Sunlight are waiting for the train to take them  off to enlist in Chester, where they too will parade.


… and further south again, in the village of Rothermere in Sussex…




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