First World War recruitment

The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) will host a half day conference on conscription and recruitment during the First World War. 

This event will examine how conscription was implemented in the UK, resisted in Ireland, and how recruitment continued throughout 1918.

The afternoon event will see input from:

• Dr Timothy Bowman from the Univeristy of Kent - The Conscription crisis Ireland and revival of voluntary recruiting, March to November 1918

• Bruno Longmore from the National Records of Scotland - Military Service Appeal Tribunal records for Edinburgh and the Lothians

• Dr Mario Draper from the University of Kent - Conscription in Europe, c. 1870-1918.

Admission to the conference is free. Click the link to the right to register your place.

Event Details


2 Titanic Boulevard


Friday, August 25, 2017 - 14:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

CLICK HERE to register for free