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Pte/Cpl T H Brind 4th Lincolns

Enlisted 17th November 1912.

France 1/3/1915.

Wounded May 1915 not seriously.

Transferred to Civil Employ 30/8/1915, Rushton and Proctor, Lincoln.

Reposted 4th Lincolns 1/11/1916.

Discharged 13/2/1919.

Reenlisted for 1yr in Territorial in 1920.

Are there any other records of men being transfered to civil employ and then back to their original units

John

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Interesting. Presumably the scenario was that he'd worked for R&P pre-war, that R&P were engaged on work for the War Office and needed his skills, hence he was, sort of, seconded?

Jim

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R/P were engaged on war work but pte Brind wasnt there before August 1915. He was living in Boston but unsure of his employment

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Somewhere I've seen that this sort of need was often dealt with by granting extended leave thus ploughmen were given leave during the ploughing season.

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Yes but a leave of 16months from a unit is a bit strange wouldnt you agree

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Possibly why it wasn't used in this instance. Perhaps R&P had a specific project on which his skills were required. I note that he wasn't discharged but posted. Specialists like DeHaviland were posted to civil employ, they kept their rank and could be reposted back to a unit if necessary. There were certainly a number of men in this position in the aircraft industry

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I have some details somewhere in my little arhcive of a wounded RE man being transferred to the GPO.

Mick

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I have some details somewhere in my little arhcive of a wounded RE man being transferred to the GPO.

Mick

was he reposted back to original unit?

John

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Hi

This was common with miners from the Durham coalfield, so many had enlisted that some had to be sent back to keep the pits working, in 1918 many of them were called up again and some were sent back to France. When the threat of the German advance had ceased others were returned to the pits.

John

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I have an officer who was wounded while serving in the RND at Gallipoli and was then returned to his former employers, Cammell Laird, where he was in charge of ship repairs. He did not return to naval duties.

D

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was he reposted back to original unit?

John

No he was discharged in UK, got married and went back to Australia some time after WW1.

Mick

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