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Transcript of Recruitment Leaflet

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(D/DLI 2/5/16)


YOUR KING WANTS YOU !

YOUR COUNTRY WANTS YOU !

YOUR CHUMS WANT YOU !

 

GILBERT O. SPENCE, Colonel
Commanding the 5th Durham Light Infantry

I Want You to Reinforce The First Line ! !

_____________________________________________

 

Extract from Lord Kitchener's speech at the Guildhall, London, July 9th, 1915 -
"Men, materials and money are the immediate necessities....Does the call of duty 
find no response in you until reinforced, let us rather say superseded, by the call 
of CONscriptION?"

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING ?

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ?

WILL YOU HELP ?

WHAT YOU can do !

1. If a Man of Fighting Age, and Fit - JOIN TO-DAY.

2. If too Old, or Working on Munitions, or if a Woman,
get at least ONE RECRUIT TO-DAY

3. If in business, display Flags or Bunting during the Week.

4. If a Householder, d[itt]o. d[itt]o.

5. If the owner of a Motor Car, have a notice pasted on 
Motor Screen, "JOIN THE 5th DURHAM TO-DAY",
and lend your car for the purpose of bringing in Recruits.

6. If the owner of any kind of Vehicle or Lorry, or Cart, 
have a Placard pasted on it.

All these several notices will be supplied, free of cost,
on application to the Hon[orary]. Secretaries:

R.B. FRANKLIN, 25 High Street
HAROLD WALLER, 11 Dovecot Street

For list of Recruiting Meetings next week, see Posters and Advertisements

GOD SAVE THE KING.

JOHN HARRISON, PRINTER, STOCKTON