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12th Labour Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment


Marigold Cleeve

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Does anyone have any information about the 12thLabour Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment between 1916 and 1918?

I would be very gratful for any pointers in the right direction.

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Formed in Brocklesby in July 1916 and landing in France in August 1916, in May 1917 the 12th (Labour) Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment became the 16th and 17th Labour Companies, Labour Corps. (From "No Labour, No Battle" and "The Long, Long Trail")

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War Diary under WO95/4174 runs from 1.8.1916 to 30.4.1917. Not digital as yet.Lines of Communication Troops.

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From John Starling's research on the LC

16 Coy

Formed as 12th Labour Labour Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

Apr 17

16 Coy formed from 1 & 2 Coys

2 Sep 17

16 Coy – sos from 39 Gp (Lt Rail) to CHERBOURG – GHQ Diary

2 Sep 17

16 Coy – sos from ARRAS to CHERBOURG – XVII Corps Diary

20 Jan 18

16 Coy – tos HAM (37 Gp) – DAD roads – XVIII Corps Diary

22 Jan 18

16 Coy – HQ & ½ coy move to MATIGNY and ½ coy to ATTILLY – DAD roads

31 Jan 18

XVIII Corps: (7 white, 2 CLC) – 5th Army Diary

37 Gp (HAMM) – 16, 28, 45, 83, 193, 717 & 718 Coys and 127 & 131 Coys CLC

7 Feb 18

16 & 193 Coys – ATTILLY – XVIII Corps Diary

17 Feb 18

Reorganisation: – XVIII Corps Diary

18 Gp – 16 & 23 Coys and 758 & 839 Area Coys and 127, 131 & 139 Coys CLC

26 Feb 18

37 Gp – 16 & 23 Coys and 127 & 139 Coys CLC and 758 & 839 Area Coys – XVIII Corps Diary

28 Feb 18

XVIII Corps: (9 white, 3 CLC, 2 Area) – 5th Army Diary

18 Gp (HAM) – 16 & 27 Coys and 127, 131 & 139 Coys CLC and 758 & 839 Area Coys

7 Aug 18

Det 16 Coy – working for Corps Camouflage Officer – ANZAC Corps Diary

8 Aug 18

Det 16 Coy – tos 63 Gp – ANZAC Corps Diary

31 Aug 18

Det 16 Coy – moves to LA FLAQUE – railhead – ANZAC Corps Diary

12 Sep 18

12 Gp –102 & Det 16 Coy and 8, 115 & 164 Coys CLC and 193, 195 & 215 PW Coys – sos to 4th Army Area – ANZAC Corps Diary

24 Sep 18

Det 16 Coy – tos 47 Gp – ANZAC Corps Diary

27 Sep 18

1 pl 16 Coy – move from VECQUEMONT, and det (65 ORs) at VARIE to HAPPLINCOURT (62X/O.32.c.1.1) – IX Corps Diary

28 Sep 18

Det 16 Coy – (1 & 69) move from VECQEMONT to HAPPLINCOURT (62C/O.32.c.1.1) – IX Corps Diary

30 Sep 18

7, Det 16, 59 & 105 Coys and 90 Coy CLC – sos to 4th Army Area – ANZAC Corps Diary

27 Jan 19

Units tos (most coys split into half): – Canadian Corps Diary

16 Coy – NAMECHE & LIVES – roads

12 Feb 19

16 Coy – moves from NAMECHE to ANDENNE – Canadian Corps Diary

17 Coy

Formed from 3 & 4 Coys 12th Labour Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

6 Aug 17

17 & 134 Coys – tos (32 Gp) to work on Railheads in the French Zone under the direct control of the ADL 5th Army - 5th Army Diary

7 Aug 17

17 Coy – sos from ARRAS – XVII Corps Diary

7 Aug 17

17 Coy – sos from 13 Gp to RIXPOEDE – 3rd Army Diary

23 Aug 17

Det 17 Coy (1 pl) – sos to 2nd Army – 5th Army Diary

24 Aug 17

Det 17 Coy – tos 27/V.18.d from 5th Army – RCE LofC – 1st Army Diary

7 Sep 17

XIV Corps: (19 white, 4 CLC, 1 BWIR) – 5th Army Diary

32 Gp (28/A.1.c.5.8) – 7, 64, 105, 133, 152, 158 & 159 Coys

17 Coy in French Area (sos by 29 Sep 17)

XVIII Corps: (21 ¼ white, 3 CLC, 1 BWIR)

43 Gp (28/A.26.d.9.9) – 17, 49, 65, 141, 148 & 192 Coy

18 Sep 17

17 Coy – (32 Gp) sos to XVIII Corps – XIV Corps Diary

31 Oct 17

XVIII Corps: (27 ¼ white, 5 CLC, 1 BWIR, 2 Area) – 5th Army Diary

31 Gp (27/L.6.a.8.8) – 17, 49, 65, 132 & 148 Coys

26 Dec 17

17 Coy – sos – IX Corps Diary

10 Jan 18

1 pl 17 Coy – move from VIEUX BERQUIN to their HQ – IX Corps Diary

13 Jan 18

17 Coy – move from 28/G.33.c.9.4 to VICTORIA CAMP 28/M3.c.8.6 – IX Corps Diary

5 Feb 18

Det 17 Coy – ARNEKE – work is badly supervised – 4th Army Diary

18 Apr 18

17 Coy – move to 28/A.5.c.7.6 (32 Gp) from 28/B.10.d.4.8 – defences – 1st Army Diary

21 Apr 18

17 Coy – move to 28/G.10.c.4.5 (30 Gp) from 28/A.5.c.7.8 – defence – 2nd Army Diary

23 May 18

17 Coy – move to 27/K.19.a.3.6 (66 Gp) from 27/L.9.a.2.2 – Lt rail – 2nd Army Diary

29 May 18

17 Coy – tos LE ROMARIN (33 Gp) from ST LAURENT – defences – XV Corps Diary

29 May 18

17 Coy – move to 36A/C.23.d.9.9 (33 Gp) from 27/K.19.a (66 Gp) - XV Corps defences.

- 2nd Army Diary

31 May 18

33 Gp – 10, 17, 53 & 68 Coys and 825 Area Coy and Civilian Lab Coy – XV Corps Diary

1 Jun 18

17 Coy – 2 men wounded – shell fire – XV Corps Diary

3 Jun 18

17 Coy – 5 killed, 29 wounded (2 d.o.w.) whilst on pay parade – XV Corps Diary

17 Jun 18

17 Coy – 1 man wounded by shell fire – XV Corps Diary

30 Jun 18

33 Gp – 10, 17, 53 & 68 Coys and 825 Area Coy and Civilian Lab Coy – XV Corps Diary

21 Jul 18

151 Coy – tos to relieve 17 Coy at LE ROMARIN 33 Gp – XV Corps Diary

23 Jul 18

17 Coy – sos to PERNES – XV Corps Diary

23 Jul 18

17 Coy – tos LAIRES (69 Gp) – XIII Corps Diary

24 Jul 18

17 Coy – tos 69 Gp – 5th Army Diary

26 Jul 18

Det 17 Coy – move to BURBURE to work in RE section – XIII Corps Diary

29 Jul 18

XIII Corps: (13 white, 1 CLC, 1 Area) – 5th Army Diary

69 Gp (BOIS DE MARQUET) – 17, 71, 79, 162, 175 & 186 Coys and 71 Coy CLC

30 Aug 18

XIII Corps: (15 white, 1 CLC, 2 Area) – 5th Army Diary

69 Gp (BOIS DE MARCQUET) – 17, 71, 79, 109, 162, 176 & 198 Coys

46 Coy CLC

19 Sep 18

XIII Corps: (13 ½ white, 2 CLC, 2 Area) – 5th Army Diary

69 Gp (LA VERTANNOY) – 17, 63, 71, 109, 122, 162, 176, 178, 179 & 188 Coys

36A/W.14.b.3.6 107 Coy CLC

25 Oct 18

III Corps (was XIII): (13 white, 2 CLC, 1 Area) – 5th Army Diary

35 Gp (LE MOISNIL) 36/T.23.c.1.0 – 30, 17, 63, 66, 109 & 178 Coys

113 Coy CLC

21 Nov 18

5, 8, 17 & 29 Coys – tos II Corps from 5th Army – 2nd Army Diary

22 Nov 18

5, 8, 17 & 29 Coys - tos all on roadwork – II Corps Diary

17 Dec 18

5, 8, 17 & 29 Coys - to be run by ‘Q’ II Corps – II Corps Diary

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