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SWB Record Interpretation - Labour Corps


Willywombat
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I know next to nothing about the Labour Corps and I'd be very grateful if anyone can shed any light on the below Silver War Badge record.

The soldier - Ralph Maynard, a Gloucestershire police officer who joined Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, was wounded and sent to the Labour Corps on recovery, before being discharged finally in March 1918.

It's the column that gives the unit(s) he served with that I'm stuck on -

It looks like 633 HSE Co (or perhaps 633 OSE Co?) and then ex 5 RRC (Royal Red Cross?).

Any pointers appreciated!

Thanks,

Bob.

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Bob,

From "No Labour, No Battle", 633 Company was a Home Service Employment company, formed in autumn 1917 and based at Tidworth.

5 RRC, I believe is 5th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry.

Phil

Edit: scroll down to the lower part of the LLT page. I think it is probably the reorganised reserve that is relevant to your man.

Edited by Phil Evans
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Ah... that would make sense.

Home Service Employment!

Plus, of course, I should have known 5th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry

Many thanks, Phil, for looking that up for me!

Bob.

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The Labour Corps number 320195 is in the batch issued June - September 1917. Again from "No Labour, No Battle"

Phil

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Thanks again, all.

Phil - the date is useful - tends to narrow down a bit when he may have been wounded.

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