Men will be enlisted for active service under the following conditions.

  1. After they have passed the medical examination and been finally accepted by the Recruiting Officer at St. Johnís they will be sworn in and undergo training until such time as it is decided to send the contingent abroad.

  2. Pay will be at the rate of one dollar per day and ten cents per day field allowance and will begin as soon as the men are sworn in. While in St. Johnís the men will find board and lodging for themselves and an allowance of fifty cents per day will be made to them on this account in addition to the pay as above.

  3. Free transportation will be provided from all outports to St. Johnís on an order from the Magistrates to recruits who have passed local medical examination.  While recruits are rejected at St. Johnís transportation will be provided to enable them to return to their homes.

  4. At the present time single men only are required between the age of nineteen and thirty-six, not less than five feet three inches height, chest average 34 inches, weight 120 lbs.

For further information apply to the nearest Magistrate or to the Recruiting Officer, St. Johnís.


Source: The Rooms, Provincial Archives, St. John's, NL


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