Military Service Act, 1917

After bitter debate over conscription, the Military Service Act becomes law on August 29, 1917. An explanatory announcement by the Minister of Justice is made in The Streetsville Review on October 4, prior to the initial call-out on October 13. The first call is limited to men from 20 to 34 years of age who were unmarried or widowers without children on July 6, 1917. Local tribunals will consider applications for exemption.


Military Service Act 4 Oct 1917
Streetsville Review, 4 Oct. 1917