WW1 - 1915 - LORD DERBY SCHEME ARM BRASSARD - ATTRIBUTED C/W RELATED ITEMS
As nice as they come this one and has a very clear scarce stamping inside " Issued Under Authority Of Army Council " and letter " W ".
One button absent, no moth or damage.
C/w the owners leather wallet with his gold monogrammed initials. Inside there is a note book and pencil, Propaganda leaflet ( Anti The Kaiser ) and a Church member pamphlet named inside to him with a 1914 date.
Nice grouping and fresh to the market.
The scheme was introduced in October 1915 by Lord Derby, Director General of Recruiting, it was a final attempt to avoid full conscription.
Men aged between 18 and 41 were asked to attest their willingness to serve, on the understanding that all single men would be called up before the youngest married volunteers.
The armband was given to men who had attested
for the army during 1915 before conscription became law in 1916