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I am looking for information on a great uncle, Henry Howarth. He was invalidated out of the Loyal North Lance because of illness. I have his medal card which gives he was a private in the Labour Corp # 207486. Grateful for any pointers and or information.

Many thanks.

johnlsmith

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Number indicates he joined Labour Corps between June to Sep 1917.

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His regimental number in the N Lancs 12737. He was in N Lancs prior to the Lab Corps. From medal rolls looks though there were lots of men from the N Lancs being used by Lab Corps. Has 1914/15 Star as well as War and Victory Medals. Rolls for the star show he was in 7th N Lancs when he embarked for France on 17th July 1915. Also gives discharge date of 14th Feb 1919.

you probably have that. 

The war diary for 7th N Lancs indicates he must have been with main body of the battalion that sailed from a Folkestone to Boulanger on 17/7/15. It is available on Ancestry and by definition can be purchased from the National Archives. The 7th were disbanded in Feb 1918. It may contain some ref to when some wer transferred to the Lab Corps. The 7th was a Service Battalio

Difficult  to find other records that may be relevant to him without some more personal details: birth, parents, where he lived etc

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