loujn, on 03 May 2012 - 08:35 PM, said:
I am researching the soldiers on a local war memorial and there are lots of different regiments into which they joined.
Am I right in thinking that the recruiters were sent around the country stopping off at towns to try and get some locals to enlist?
Would they just pass through for a day ?
Did the local regiment have a permanent recruitment place?
I have an ancestor who joined the royal scots fusiliers aged 16. He lived in Derbyshire so would I be right in assuming that the RSF came to him or was it likely that he took off to Scotland to join them and get away with his lie? There is at least 1 more lad from his village who also joined them.....
As far as the Regular (1st and 2nd) battalions Royal Scots Fusiliers are concerned, it seems that recruiting parties (from the 3rd,training, battalion) toured the country, recruiting men, and we find small groups of men enlisted in quite small towns and large villages.
Between a quarter and a third of the men in the 1st and 2nd RSF were recruited in England, plenty from the midlands and indeed many from London, Sussex and Kent.