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WW1 Recruitment Posters – Your Country Needs You

1914 Recruitment Poster IWM (Art.IWM PST 2734)

IWM (Art.IWM PST 11910) Recritment Poster Sept. 1915 - Threat of Compulsion a year after the first Poster

IWM (Art.IWM PST 11910) Recruitment Poster Sept. 1915 – Threat of Compulsion a year after the first Poster

IWM (Art.IWM PST 12441) Canadian Recruitment

IWM (Art.IWM PST 12329) South African Recruitment Poster

The 17th Manchesters were recruited from the City’s Clerks and Warehousemen.  Under the auspices of Lord Derby and the Mayor of Manchester, local businesses supported the formation of the City Battalions and specific posters (Main Image) were published to attract men from offices, counter clerks and warehouse workers.  Pay was maintained by employers and jobs were promised ‘when’ the men returned.

Manchester men answering the general call to these posters will have joined  11th,12th, 13th or 14th Battalions, the Territorial Battalions, as well as a number of other Corps and Regiments that recruited in the City.

See more here Formation of Manchester Pals

IWM North. Conscription

IWM North. Conscription

Belgium Treaty - IWM North

Belgium Treaty – IWM North

Women of Lancashire – IWM North

Manchester Scottish – IWM North

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