Buffnut453 Posted 16 January , 2018 Share Posted 16 January , 2018 One of my relatives, William Gordon Haselden, served in the Labour Corps. He enlisted on 26 Feb 1916 but went immediately into the reserves awaiting mobilization. He had a medical in May 1916 that declared him temporarily unfit due to his not meeting the required chest expansion measurement. He came back for 2 further medical exams in Aug and Nov of that year, eventually being passed Class C. He was mobilized on 20 February 1917 and posted to the 17th Labour Company, King's Liverpool Regiment, with a service number 66379. The record notes that he was posted from the South Lancashire Regiment Depot but the South Lancs Regt does not appear listed in his units so I presume that was just his reporting location once he was mobilized? He embarked for France on 6 Mar 1917. On 14 May 1917 he was "Transferred and posted" to the 73rd Labour Company, Labour Corps. Presumably it was at this time he received a new service number, 43438. On 1 Sep 1917 he was posted to the 31st Labour Group Headquarters and seems to have remained in that organization for the rest of the war. I have a couple of questions about the documents in his personnel file. The first one relates to the move from 73rd Labour Company to the 31st Labour Group HQ. The form mentioning that move mentions the section in which he served in the 73rd Coy but I can't make out the Section name (possibly Life G&S Section???). My second question relates to the "Casualty Form" page from his personnel file which appears to show him belonging to the 8th Labour Company, King's Liverpool Regiment (see second attachment). There's no other mention of this Coy in his record. Might it be an admin mistake? Many thanks for any pointers on these questions. Kind regards, Mark Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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