HC Deb 06 May 1924 vol 173 c207
18. Sir F. HALL

asked the Secretary of State for War what were the numbers of recruits to the British Army during the Great War from the Ulster and Free State counties of Ireland, respectively, after the outbreak of war in 1914; and what proportions such numbers bear to the populations of those two portions of Ireland?

STATEMENT showing the number of recruits enlisted in Ireland for the Regular Army during the period 4th August, 1914, to 11th November, 1918, sub-divided as follows:—
(a) For the period 4th August, 1914, to 31st October, 1917, by Regimental Recruiting Areas and Counties comprising, with Male population and percentage to numbers enlisted.
(b) For the period 1st November, 1917, to 11th November, 1918, when recruiting was controlled by Ministry of National Service, only recruits enlisted in the whole of Ireland can be given.
Area. Counties comprising. Recruits raised, 4th Aug., 1914, to 31st Oct., 1917. Male Population. Percentage of recruits to Male Population.
27th Donegal, Londonderry, Fermanagh, Tyrone 8,590 255,718 3.4
83rd Antrim and Down 43,977 372,870 11.3
87th Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Armagh 5,234 174,465 3.0
102nd Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Carlow 28,289 313,642 9.0
18th Tipperary, Waterford, Kilkenny, Wexford 9,432 211,153 4.4
88th Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon 5,352 312,089 1.7
100th King's County, Queen's County, Meath, West Meath, Longford. 5,598 147,015 3.8
101st Clare, Limerick, Cork, Kerry 15,595 405,096 3.8
Totals 122,067 2,192,048 5.6
All Ireland, 1st Nov., 1917, to 11th Nov., 1918 12,135 2,192,048 .6