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1921 Lord Derby’s Reunion

by janet on 17 October 2012 · 3 comments

Lord Derby Reunion, 1921

Possibly at Springhill, Walkern


From left to right
Top row (6 men)
1 – Lou Carter
2 ?
3 ? Justin Hawkins
4 ?

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geofrey lowe November 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Can you tell me why the 3 lions on Lord Derby’s standard are different?

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Polly Macmillan (Pauline) March 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm

What was ‘Lord Derb’s Reunion? Something to do with WW1?

Thank you

Pauline (Polly) Macmillan nee Swain

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Janet Woodall March 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Hi Polly
Yes, Lord Derby was appointed as Director General of Recruitment in 1915. From what I understand, he was responsible for what became known as the Derby Scheme whereby men could give their voluntary consent to being called up if necessary, as long as married men where called up last. It was designed to boost the flagging number of voluntary recruits, but was only partially succesful and was replaced by conscription the following year, though it appears it did work in Walkern. It’s explained really well on the following site
1914-1918.net

Kind regards
Janet

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