Edgar Poulter recalls heading to Lansdowne Road, Dublin, with friends to join what would become known as a pals battalion and paying half a crown for the privilege.

Edgar Poulter describes how he and his friends went to Lansdowne Road to join the British Army. Colonel Downing who was to be their commanding officer asked each of them were they willing to join up. Once Edgar and his friends replied yes they were sent to Brunswick Street where they were weighed, measured and given a weekend's pay and told to report to the Curragh.