HC Deb 08 May 1916 vol 82 c297W

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether, in view of the importance attached to voluntary enlistment, and of the desire of many married men to join the Army voluntarily, he can say that, if they do not wait to be enlisted by Statute on the appointed date, but attest or enlist voluntarily before that date, they will be given the option of not being called up before the appointed date, but will be allowed that measure of time to arrange their domestic and other affairs, or will they be called up with their groups if these are called in advance of the appointed date?l


Men who attest voluntarily will, if their group has already been called up, get a month's grace from the date of attestation before having to present themselves for service. If their group has not been called up they will get a month's grace from the date of Proclamation by which they are called up.