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Rvictor

Z code discharge

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Rvictor

when soldiers were discharged after the end of hostilities .. I note from the award rolls that the dates of discharge are batched, with some men delayed more than others. Whilst I can well understand the logistic reasons for this phasing of release ... what do the dates recorded signify ... final date in unit (abroad) .. return date to home .. or simply the date the papers were dealt with, irrespective of the man's location/activities as at that date?

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sotonmate

Article in Long Long Trail under Soldiers about Discharge, with a link to Class Z Reserve. Seems that a soldier was given a month's leave before discharge so when this ended Class Z kicked in, he only came back (rather quickly) if hostilities resumed. This requirement ended in 1920.

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Rvictor

many thanks

 

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chaz

some were kept on due to their usefulness in a particular field, policing, medical, bomb disposal, logistical (moving or clearing weapons or transport), re establishing communications, of course there were also the grave crews

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