Leaflet, "The United Call to Arms"
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4 MR. C. W. BOWERMAN, M.P. "It is the duty of every man and of every Briton who can shoulder a rifle and walk upright to join Lord Kitchener's New Army." MR. JOHN REDMOND. "The duty of the manhood of Ireland is twofold. Its duty is, at all costs, to defend the shores of Ireland against foreign invasion. The interests of Ireland--the whole of Ireland--are at stake in this war. I am glad to see such magnificent material for soldiers around me, and I say to you--go on drilling and making yourselves efficient for the work, and then account yourselves as men, not only in Ireland itself, but wherever the firing line extends in defence [defense] of right, of freedom and religion in this war." The German Emperor has called the British Army "French's contemptible little Army." The united manhood of the United Kingdom must teach the German Kaiser a lesson. ENLIST NOW. How to Enlist:--Go to the nearest Post Office. There you will get the address of the nearest Recruiting Depot, where you can enrol [enroll] yourself. Who may Enlist:--All men between 19 and 38, all old soldiers up to 45. Terms of Enlistment:--You may join for the War only if you do not want to serve for the full period as a regular soldier. Then you may return when the War is over to your ordinary employment. Pay:--Ordinary Army Pay (minimum 6s. 8d. a week, clear of all expenses), Food, Clothing and Lodging. Separation allowance for Wives and Children. Pensions for the Wounded:--Men disabled on service will be entitled after discharge to benefits under the Insurance Act in addition to the Pension given by the War Office for for partial or total disablement. This pension varies from 3s. 6d. to 24s. 6d. a week. For Widows:--The Widows of those who die on active service will receive, subject to certain qualifications, Pensions at various rates from 5s. to 10s. a week, with 1s. 6d. or 2s. a week for each child. Published by the PARLIAMENTARY RECRUITING COMMITTEE, 12, Downing Street, London, S.W., and Printed by HARRISON & SONS, Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty, St. Martin's Lane, W.C. 21/10/14 (B 3108) Wt. w. 6347-58 50 1/2M 10/14 H&S Leaflet No. 15.