The information in the tables below is compiled from Hansard, 5 (H.C. 1918), CV, 42, national newspapers (Irish Independent, Belfast Newsletter, Freeman’s Journal) and the Redmond Papers in the National Library of Ireland (MS 15269).
The figures are from the returns from recruiting offices in Ireland, the figures are not the total number of Irishmen in the British Army they are the total number of Irishmen who enlisted in Ireland.
|National Volunteers and Ulster Volunteer Force recruitment from the start of WW1 up to the 25th of January 1918.|
|Province||National Volunteers||Ulster Volunteers||Not members of the Volunteers||Total|
|Numbers of National Volunteer and UVF recruits by 6 month periods|
|6 months to||National Volunteers||Ulster Volunteers|
|15th February 1915||12,595||18,618|
|15th August 1915||5,971||3,808|
|15th February 1916||3,480||2,648|
|15th August 1916||952||451|
|15th February 1917||471||294|
|15th August 1917||318||189|
|15th January 1918||179||166|