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From: Tom Morgan <>
Subject: Re: [WW1] Maximum age for enlistment for active service?
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 22:01:42 +0000

In article <>, David Gurr <>
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>What would be the maximum age that someone could be at enlistment and
>then see active service in WWI ?

Lord Kitchener's original request invited men between 18 and 30 to
volunteer (42 for Old Soldiers) but as Iain has already said, there were
many men older than these age-limits who managed to enlist. The oldest
soldier to be killed was Lieut. Henry Webber, who was 68 when he was
killed. But he wangled his way in as an officer and disobeyed orders
when he went up to the front lines.

Best wishes -

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