National Service (Armed Forces) Act, 1939 Grade Card issued to Robert Lewis in June 1944 Item Reference : cny03021
When war broke out, parliament passed the National Service (Armed Forces) Act. This Act required that all men between the ages of 18 and 41 were liable for conscription into the armed forces. A condition of the Act required that single men be called up before married men. Originally from Mynydd Llandegai, North Wales Robert Lewis, worked in Penrhyn Quarry Bethesda before the Second World War broke out. He was called up for military service in 1944 and enlisted with the Royal Welch Fusiliers.
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