26th November 2019


What was the minimum age for World War 2?

On 27 September 1942, the minimum age was lowered to 16 provided there was parental consent. They were nicknamed "Dad's Army". The Secretary of State for War, Anthony Eden, called for men between the ages of 17 and 65 for Home Guard duty, so it was voluntarily undertaken by those of the younger age.

Besides, what was the age limit for World War 2?

At the outbreak of war, on 3 September 1939, the Military Training Act was overtaken by the National Service (Armed Forces) Act, and the first intake was absorbed into the army. This act imposed a liability to conscription of all men 18 to 41 years old.

What is the cut off age for the draft?

The Selective Service Act of 1948, enacted in June of that year, created a new and separate system, the basis for the modern system. All men 18 years and older had to register with Selective Service. All men between the ages of 19 to 26 were eligible to be drafted for a service requirement of 21 months.

How old were soldiers in World War 2?

The average age of a soldier in the U.S. Army was 26 years old, but the draft included men from ages 1841, later 1837. If you look at many memorials etc you'll see many of the guys that were KIA during WW2 were born around 1914–1920′ish.
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