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Private Arthur Myatt Labour Corps 593114


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Hi all,

I'm still taking a great interest into the life of my Great Grandfather and have been an eager reader on the forum of people's findings on their own interests.

Please could anybody with any knowledge on labour corps numbers (and am I right in thinking units?) so that I can add a little more info about my Great Grandad?

His labour corps number was 593114. His name was Arthur Myatt and he transferred to LC from the North Staffords, I believe in early (and I can be no more specific than that) 1918, perhaps following a gas attack at St. quentin in March 1918.

Any help at all is much appreciated with regards to month of transfer or duties he may have undertaken, or indeed anything at all!

Many thanks

Dan

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According to No Labour, No Battle by Starling & Lee, the LC number block 588200 to 602800 was used between May and Sept 1918.

Russ

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Thanks Russ, much appreciated. Do you think that the issue date for this would suggest he was potentially wounded at St. Quentin or would he likely to have been wounded after March?

Will have to try and get a copy of No labour no battle.

Dan :)

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I'm afraid I couldn't say - perhaps others might. All this tells you is that he was transferred to the LC and he received his LC number sometime between those dates.

Why he transferred and when & why he was struck of the strength of his previous unit is something I couldn't comment upon, sorry.

Given that your man's number is roughly in the middle of the number block, then perhaps there is an increased likelihood, in comparison to any other date in the range, that he transferred in the middle of the date range i.e. July 1918 - assuming the numbers were being allocated approximately evenly between those dates.

Russ

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Thanks very much again, really appreciate you help. Just had a look at buying a copy of "No labour" on Amazon, going for an absolute fortune! Fortunately, Waterstones are having copies back in from Sept as it's being republished.

Thanks again for your help.

Dan

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