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Army service between WW1 and WW2

Postby Michele » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:43 pm


Can anyone help to answer this question please - was there compulsory national service in England at any time between 1921 and 1939?
I have an ancestor who was in the army service corps during the late 1920's and/or early 1930's and am just wondering if he was compelled to join the services, or if he was a career soldier.

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Re: Army service between WW1 and WW2

Postby AdrianB38 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:47 pm

According to Wikipedia conscription in the UK finished in 1919 with the legislation lapsing in 1920. It didn't restart until 1939.

While the last conscripts would have taken a few years to get through their career, I'd GUESS that they'd be out by 1923????? If not sooner.

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