Be Prepared is the Scouts motto and they certainly seemed to be with large numbers enlisting in the first few months of the First World War.
The Bradford Telegraph and Argus published in December 1914 a list of 144 men from Scout groups across the country that had already joined to serve with the colours. This lists gives the regiment to which they joined as well as their position within the Scouting organisation. A number joined the Bradford Pals and the Royal Field Artillery and other local regiments but there is also one example of someone joining the Canadian Volunteer Force. Another states he is joining the Bradford City Volunteer Force which acted as a home guard in Bradford. I was sorry to see that two men had unfortunately died before the list was published only a few months after they enlisted.
I just came across your blog through Geneabloggers. Both of my grandparents were training for WWI when the war eneded. I love reading about history and what they might have had to go through if the war continued.ReplyDelete
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