joining up in WW2

Discussion in 'Regiment Histories' started by Maggie, May 9, 2013.

  1. Maggie

    Maggie New Member

    It has taken me a while to find the regiment of a relative as I always thought men would join up to their local regiment. He lived in Cumberland (UK) but it turns out that he was in the Cheshire Regiment. Does anyone know why that might be the case?
  2. Sylvia Fox

    Sylvia Fox New Member

    Maggie, I know that my own father was called up as a conscript.He lived in London but was allocated the 9th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Rgt. It just depended on who had most need.Not sur about volunteers tho.
  3. Maggie

    Maggie New Member

    Thank you, Sylvia. That makes a lot of sense.
  4. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    As stated above, in wartime "local" stops being important. You will get English in Scots regiments and visa versa.

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