Archie Millar's call-up papers, 1916

By 1916 the Army’s stream of volunteers had dried up and conscription was introduced. This placed men between the ages of 19 and 41 on the Army Reserve.

These papers were sent to Archie Millar instructing him to appear at Hamilton Barracks on the specified date. He would have been examined for physical fitness to determine if he was fit for front line duty. This would have been the first step in him being sent into active military service.

He was killed on 21st January 1917, with the 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He was 19 years old.

Museum reference:
1994-316
Date:
19.4.1916
Made by:
War Office
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
Millar, Archibald · Sawmill, Hamilton St, Motherwell


Dimensions:
height: 340mm
width: 214mm
Materials:
Paper
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