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CONVENTION-GREAT BRITAIN. J UNE 3, 1918. 1625 service, be subject to milita service and entitled to exemption or discharge therefrom under the laws and regulations, from time to time in force, of the country in which they are: Provided, that in —*¤° U¤i*¤*i°¤e respect to Americans in Canada, the ages for military service shall be the ages specified in the laws of the United States prescribing compulsory military service, and in respect to Canadians in the United States the ages for military service shall be for the time being twenty to forty-four years, both inclusive. Article II. Americans and Canadians within the age limits aforesaid who ,{,°',,g’§°;@§ desire to enter the military service of their own country must enlist c¤u¤try,if1iab{<=¢h¢¤>- or enroll, or must leave Canada or the United States, as the case may M wh°'° Y°s’°mg’ be, for the purpose of military service in their own country before the expiration of sixty days after the date of the exchange of ratifications of this Convention, if liable to military service in the country in which they are at the said date; or, if not so liable, then before the ”“°*"“"’°· expiration of thirty days after the time when liability shall accrue; or, as to those holding certificates of exemption under Article III of E‘°“‘P‘°"P°’s°’”· this Convention, before the expiration of thirty days after the date on which any such certificate becomes ino erative unless sooner renewed; or as to those who apply for certifiisates of exemption under H“°“pu°““"s°d‘ Article III, and whose applications are refused, then before the expiration of thirty days after the date of such refusal, unless the application be sooner granted. Article III. _ The Government of the United States, through the Consul General .,,,$§{{?,°°§,°§,- (Hg., $1; at Ottawa, and His 'Britannic Majesty’s Government through the ’°°d· British Ambassador at lVashington may issue certificates of exemption from military service to Americans and Canadians, respectively, upon application or otherwise, within sixty days from the date of the exchange of ratifications of this Convention or within thirty days from the date when such citizens or subjects become liable to military service in accordance with Article I. provided that the applications be made or the certificates be granted prior to their entry into the mmm, d E t military service of either country. Such certificates may be special ¤n·mmaii;$° ° °° or general. temporary or conditional and may be modified, renewed, or revoked in the discretion of the Government granting them. Persons holding such certificates shall. so long as the certificates are in force, not be liable to military service in the country in which they are. Article IV. The Government of the United States and the Government of m§§t§?§{€§¤°§{;}Y°m Canada will. respectively. so far as possible facilitate the return of Canadians and Americans who may desire to return to their own country for military service, but shall not be responsible for providing transport or the cost of transport for such persons. Article V. No citizen or subject of either country who, under the provisions by}‘Q,§$°c§"',,f°f,,§’§§ of this Convention. enters the military service of the other shall, by c<>¤¤¤v- reason of such service be considered, after this Convention shall have expired or after his discharge. to have lost his nationalitv or to be under any allegiance to the United States or to His Britannic Majesty as the case may be.