Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
6 July 1917
Conscription Bill passed by Canadian parliament. Despite many Canadians volunteering to join the forces earlier in the war, enlistment virtually stopped when people heard of the trench conditions and number of casualties. Conscription was necessary to deliver the promised 500,000 by the end of 1917.