War Diaries Talk


  • erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be by erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be

    I am not certain about the spelling: could it be Y.C.V'.s? And if so, does it mean Young Citizen Volunteers?


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    Yes, it is Y.C.V. and it does mean Young Citizen Volunteers. This group began as a civic organization for young men aged 18 to 25 in 1912, and became the 14th Royal Irish Rifles after the start of the war.