The men compulsorily registered for military service (conscripted) were balloted in two divisions. First, unmarried and recently married men and widowers with no children were called up. By 1918 married men with one child were also eligible for the ballot. This posed photo, published in the Auckland Weekly News, shows one such man receiving his call-up papers in the post.
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