Recruitment in early August 1914
In the first few weeks of the war Kitchener’s recruitment appeal was carried out by the military authorities. His first appeal asked for 100,000 men
Formation of the Civilian Recruitment Committee
By late August there was something of a sea change when the civilian authorities became more involved. The Halifax Civilian Recruitment Committee was set up and had its offices in the Conservative Union building located on the corner of George Street and the Black Swan Passage. The focus of recruitment now shifted from military establishments such as the Halifax Barracks and Drill Hall to a variety of other places such as the Victoria Hall. Meetings were addressed by both civilian and military speakers.
Mass meeting called by the Mayor of Halifax, William Henry Ingham.
28 August 1914