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What is a WWI "Labour Corp"?

Postby nzgenz » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:38 pm

I'm researching my sister-in-law's family and found an uncle in World War I records who has two regiments and two regimental numbers listed on his medal card. One regiment (and number) is for the Liverpool Regiment, and the second is for the Labour Corp.

Would I be right in assuming a Labour Corp is for enlisted personnel who have contravened military regulations, (at worst deserted), or is there another explanation?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: What is a WWI "Labour Corp"?

Postby Sylcec » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:13 am

You can find information about the Labour Corps of 1917-1918 here http://www.1914-1918.net/labour.htm
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Re: What is a WWI "Labour Corp"?

Postby nzgenz » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:51 am

Thank you, that is very helpful (and interesting).

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